Saturday, March 22, 2008

Age of Steam




Last Friday was P.O.B at the pub and Mudhoney brought along Age of Steam, a recent addition to his expanding game library.

After an overview of the rules, of which I must admit I went into a trance like state and had to be prodded back to the real world we setup the board and started to play.

The game is all about transporting goods around the map, making money and not going bankrupt. You have to be a good planner in the game as there are allot of factors that come into play.

Although I lost it was a good game, Panzerfaust who was doing as bad as me at the start stole the game and won. Everyone enjoyed it and it was nice to play a meatier game even if I could have done with a coffee at the start.

Looking forward to another game of it and looking out for a copy myself. Although I hear Mayfair are going to republish it later in the year so fingers crossed I will be transporting red cubes to Chigago on my kitchen table my the end of the year.

6 comments:

Paul said...

How is this different from monopoly? What are the basics of the game??

Steerpike said...

hehe - never heard Age of Steam compared to Monopoly before, but there's always a first time.

So, Herr Zero, is it the same ?

Were you the Dog or the Ship ?

See if you can get it before April and I'll wup your ass at it :-)

Count Zero said...

Don't think it will be here for April as its outof print. Mayfair have grabbed the rights and a reprint is happening this year.

Paul, it is as far from Monopoly as a citroen 2cv is from a F1 car. The only similarity is that its a board game.
If you want to know more about the game click here. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/4098 this will give you a huge amount of info on the game.

Paul said...

I gathered from the post it was nothing like Monopoly, just wanted a little more info. Thanks

Steerpike said...

urgh - a Mayfair reprint. That's going to cost you....

Count Zero said...

Cost me! I thought you ould get it for my birthday ;-)