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Year Published
2013
# of Players
1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
(87 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
75 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(19 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(30 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Glass Road
Alternate Names
De Glasstraat
Die Glasstraße
La Route du Verre
Szklany Szlak
グラスロード
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Glass Road is a game that commemorates the 700-year-old tradition of glass-making in the Bavarian Forest. (Today the Glass Road is a route through the Bavarian Forest that takes visitors to many of the old glass houses and museums of that region.) You must skillfully manage your glass and brick production in order to build the right structures that help you to keep your business flowing. Cut the forest to keep the fires burning in the ovens, and spread and remove ponds, pits and groves to supply yourself with the items you need. Fifteen specialists are there at your side to carry out your orders...

The game consists of four building periods. Each player has an identical set of fifteen specialist cards, and each specialist comes with two abilities. At the beginning of each building period, each player needs to choose a hand of five specialists. If he then plays a specialist that no other player has remaining in his hand, he may use both abilities of that card; if two or more players play the same specialist, each of them may use only one of the two abilities. Exploiting the abilities of the specialists lets you collect resources, lay out new landscape tiles (e.g., ponds and pits), and build a variety of buildings. There are three types of buildings:

  1. Processing buildings
  2. Immediate buildings with a one-time effect
  3. Buildings that provide bonus points at the end of the game for various accomplishments

Mastering the balance of knowing the best specialist card to play and being flexible about when you play it – together with assembling a clever combination of buildings – is the key to this game.

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Card Size: 57x88mm (60 cards)

Errata
The building "Roofing Company" (Dachdeckerei) should be taken from the game.
Together with other buildings it can lead to an unwanted loop (cf. forum discussion).
With 93 buildings in the game these combinations do not occur very often, but the possibility exists. Current printings of the game already have it removed in favor of a play aid for the solo game.

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Szklany Szlak
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Lacerta
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グラスロード
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Publisher: テンデイズゲームズ (Ten Days Games)
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Year: 2014
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Release Date: Dec 6, 2014
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Glass Road
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Italian first edition
Publisher: Cranio Creations
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Year: 2014
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Release Date: Q4 2014
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Die Glasstraße
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German first edition
Publisher: Feuerland Spiele
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2013
Product Code: 41377
Size: 12.40 x 8.80 x 2.40 inches
4.00 pounds
German
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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La Route du Verre
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French first edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2013
Size: 12.40 x 8.80 x 2.40 inches
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Release Date: 2013
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5 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>250), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2015-04-01
5 New initial tile setup for player boards
If you feel that the original player board layout is getting samey after several plays, try out any (or all) of the 8 new layouts I've done for you. Have fun!
English
2015-02-04
6 One Page Glass Road - version 1.0
Version 2.0 - Incorporated inputs from gillum on two-player game differences and limitations on number of 'piggyback' Specialists.
English
2015-01-01
11 Hoja-Resumen de Edificios (para versión en Alemán)
Hoja Resumen de todos los edificios del juego ordenados alfabéticamente según su nombre en Alemán (y una traducción en Español). Incluye el coste de construcción, los puntos y la habilidad que proporciona el edificio.
Spanish
2014-06-26
15 Glass road - Storage solution
Storage solution made of foam board. Including all measuring and scaled plan. Have fun
English
2014-04-12
5 Specialist Overview Sheets
This file has all 15 specialists divided according to action type.
English
2014-02-03
6 Glass Road roles sorted by resource produced
Glass Road roles sorted by resource provided. This aid is useful for newer players who don't want to rummage repeatedly through 15 cards to find what might give them a vital resource.
English
2014-01-20
14 foam core insert
foam core insert
English
2014-01-11
13 Tuckboxes
Tuckboxes for everithing
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2014-01-04
17 Glass Road Buildings Reference
all the buildings detailed and arranged alphabetically by their German name for quick reference.
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2013-11-12
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