Power Grid Recharged is the updated release of the Friedemann Friese crayon game Funkenschlag. It removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition, while retaining the fluctuating commodities market like Crude: The Oil Game and an auction round intensity reminiscent of The Princes of Florence.
The objective 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 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' windfarm/ solar plants, which 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.
- 2010 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Winner
- 2010 Gouden Ludo Winner
- 2008 Lucca Games Best Game Mechanics
- 2008 Lucca Games Best Boardgame
- 2007 Gra Roku Game of the Year
- 2004 Meeples' Choice Award
Power Grid Recharged will be compatible with all previous Power Grid expansions.
Double-sided game board
132 Wooden houses in 6 colors
84 Wooden resource tokens
11 summary cards
42 Power plant cards
Money in 4 denominations
2 Step barriers
"Step 3" card