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Year Published
2006
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2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(57 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Factory Fun
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Players attempt to build the most successful factory to produce the best products by connecting input and output reservoirs smartly to your machines to build the most profitable factory!

Players each start with a unique empty factory floor with a support pillar in the middle. During the game you purchase machines to place in your factory. Each machine takes 1 to 3 inputs from reservoirs (yellow, blue, red, and brown) and produces one output (of the same colors, or black end products). You must always connect all reservoirs and machines correctly by using the connectors (the pipelines). At the start this is easy, but becomes more puzzling during the game.

Players start with one of each color reservoir, and can sometimes acquire additional reservoirs. On the machine-tiles you see the revenue of each machine. Connecting machines to each other (input on output) makes more advanced products which brings extra profit. But building connectors and reservoirs costs money and you must try to have the most money at the end.

It was originally published by Cwali for 2-4 players, and later reprinted by Z-Man in a larger box with components for 2-5 players.

Cwali edition (2006)

Contents: 4 factories - 48 machines - 47 reservoirs - 129 connectors - 4 relief pillars - 4 colored discs - 25 transparent discs - 1 money track

Artwork: Marco Jeurissen

From BoardgameNews:

The number of players is listed as 2-4(+) - the "+" means you can use additional copies of the game to add players (four more for each additional copy). Cwali's website for the game provides a fifth player board. The website also offers a solitaire variant of the game.

Z-Man edition (2010)

Contents: 5 factories (double sided original/expert) - 55 machines; includes Factory Fun Expansion 1
Artwork: Karim Chakroun, Franck Moutoucoumaro

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Components

  • 1 money track board
  • 4 sets of rules booklets (English, French, German, and Dutch)
  • 4 factory hall boards
  • 4 pillar colored tokens
  • 4 player colored discs
  • 11 end-product reservoirs
  • 12 output reservoir markers
  • 24 supply reservoir markers (6 in each color)
  • 25 transparent chips
  • 48 rectangular machine markers
  • 129 connector markers
    • 2 x-split connectors
    • 13 over-crossing connectors
    • 14 t-split connectors
    • 49 curved connectors
    • 51 straight markers

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Z-Man Edition 2010
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Karim Chakroun, Franck Moutoucoumaro
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG 7064
Size: 14.50 x 10.50 x 2.75 inches
5.28 pounds
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Cwali Multilingual Edition (4p)
Publisher: Cwali
Artist: Marco Jeurissen
Year: 2006
Size: 13.62 x 8.66 x 1.38 inches
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3 Solitaire version rules
A really easy and fun solitaire version. Playing this a few times will sharpen your skills.
English
2013-12-07
5 Правила на русском языке
На основе оригинального буклета
Russian
2012-07-26
6 Übersichten für alle Spieler (Bauregeln und Kosten)
Hier eine Übersicht (DIN A4-Seite) über Bauregeln, Kosten und das Spielende, die jeder Spieler zur besseren Orientierung im Spiel vor sich auslegen kann Die Seite ist zweimal auf dem PDF vorhanden, so dass mit entsprechenden Druckern zwei Seiten auf eine passen (Übersichten dann im Format A5).
German
2011-04-30
38 FactoryFun English Rules (Zman).pdf
FactoryFun English Rules (Zman).pdf Permission to post granted by Zman.
English
2010-09-07
29 Factory Fun Pipes - New Art
I didn't like the spartan art for the pipes, so here is my replacement. [i]Sample graphics[/i]:[imageid=381717 medium]
2008-11-04
21 Replacement Machine Tiles
If you lose or mangle a machine tile, it would be nice to be able to replace it. Here is a pdf for replacement tiles. The pipe have been redone to make color identification simple. (Red and brown were too close in original edition.)
2008-11-04
28 Homemade set of machine for 5 players
These new machines should keep the balance of the current set and expand the selection for a greater variety with 5 players.
2008-08-12
5 magyar szabályfordítás
Hungarian translation of rules
2008-08-05
11 Regras em PT-BR (sm)
Regras em PT-BR com a arte e ilustrações originais.
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2008-06-12
32 Player quick reference
Quick reference to summarise the factory building rules (machine placement, costs and revenue per turn). Amended for rule h. error (thanks to Roope)
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2008-01-20
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