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Year Published
2008
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2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Mégawatts
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This is the new entry for the Filosofia printing of Power Grid. As the new game changes the map of the original, the two games should be regarded as separate entities.

Mégawatts is the French release of the Friedemann Friese game Power Grid. The French edition is produced by Filosofia.

As with Power Grid, the object of Mégawatts 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.

It differs from Power Grid by the maps included. Where Power Grid has the USA/Germany maps, the French version by Filosofia has the Québec/France maps.

The Québec map uses minor rules change that makes a bigger use of the renewable power plants to represent the regional reality of hydro-electricity.

The ruleset includes the basic game, as in Power Grid plus the minor rule changes for the two maps included.

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The expansions Power Grid: France/Italy, Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe and Power Grid: China/Korea include new double-sided game boards. These change the game by not only changing the characteristics of the geography, but also by changing the rules for power plant availability, resource availability, tying plant ownership and/or resource availability and/or price to geographic regions on the map, etc.

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Mégawatts
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Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Lars-Arne "Maura" Kalusky
Year: 2008
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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English translation of the rules changes for the Quebec board. France is not included; it appears to be the same as the France expansion map.
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