The economic object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone’s network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then they bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities.
However, as plants are purchased, newer more-efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing you’re potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.
Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials (coal, oil, garbage and uranium) needed to power said plants (except for the “renewable” wind farm and solar plants that require no fuel), making it a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network to get the cheapest routes.
This copy of Power Grid is brand new and has never been played. The outer wrapping has been removed so that its contents could be photographed. Included in Power Grid are a two-sided game board (United States on one side and Germany on the other), 49 power plant cards, a stack of money, and over 200 wood pieces.
Power Plant would be a great gift for anyone who enjoys economics, especially those affecting natural resources. It’s also a great game for hours of family entertainment.