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Jeffrey Claussen
United States
Casa Grande
Arizona
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10
Feb 2004*
One of the best of the year.
2004-02-20*
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Matthew Frederick
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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10
May 2004*
Still my highest-rated game, both in the original edition and the remake. When played with a group of players who really know how to play this game, it's incredibly competitive and tons of fun. When played with some folks who don't know "how to play well" there can be a runaway leader problem sometimes (depending on the power plants that come up). Aweseome game, amazing fun.
2004-05-22*
Mark Tyler
United States
Orem
Utah
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10
Jun 2004*
As a big fan of 18xx games, I tend to like the heavyweight, theme-rich, German offerings such as Die Macher. This game fits into that category and gives the same grand feel of running a major nationwide operation. The rules are actually much easier to learn than expected. How best to spend your money is the hard part. After just one play of this game, I am now a very big fan of clean burning power plants.
2004-06-19*
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Adriano Bettucchi
Italy
Arese (MI)
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10
Jul 2004*
A planning,bidding and resourse management game; something of Medieval Merchant and 1830.
Easy to learn but not too easy to manage. A great game in my opinion !
2004-07-09*
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Dave OConnor
United States
San Diego
California
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10
Aug 2004*
I had played Funkenschlag once and pronounced it a 10 with its mix of crayon rails and an economics game. However, now seeing the crayon rails removed from the game I find it to be even better, PLUS we get better components... excellent stuff here.
2004-08-31*
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Michael Courtois
United States
La Crescenta
California
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10
Oct 2008*
I absoultly love this game!!! The depth of this game peels like layers of an onion! Great replay value and I enjoy it BSW as well. The new boards make it a 10 for me now!

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2004-09-27*
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John Dehlin
United States
Unspecified
Utah
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10
Oct 2004*
I own this, but have not played it yet. I put 10 because of reputation.
2004-10-05*
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Alberto Magni
Italy
Roma
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10
Oct 2004*
Fantastic
2004-10-29*
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Steven Parker
United States
Frisco
Texas
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10
Nov 2011
Great game, can't wait to play on new maps.
2004-12-10*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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10
Sep 2007*
The situations are tense, choices are important, and I keep getting totally hosed. This is a great game that plays well with almost any number of players. I love the tension in every little decision.
2007-09-19*
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John Daniels
United States
Walled Lake
Michigan
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10
Jan 2005*
My first "economic" game.
2005-01-10*
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Ward Batty
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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10
Jan 2005*
Great auction, building game. Improved in this edition which is a bit easier to play (the old version you were fighting the game for the first half hour) and shorter. Wonderful gaming experience as the game unfolds like a novel with an ending that is almost always worth the wait.
2005-01-31*
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James Bardsley
Canada
Oakville
Ontario
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10
Feb 2009*
Great game of supply and demand.
2005-02-06*
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Bob Carstensen
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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10
Feb 2005*
Power Grid is great! I finally got mine in the mail on Friday and played it yesterday. It was tense, w/ the winner going, "I'm not going to win this time."
2005-02-06*
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Rob Tuttle
United States
Fitchburg
Massachusetts
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10
Feb 2005*
The best 2 hour game I own. Even my 8 year old was riveted for the entire time.
2005-02-07*
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Denise Patterson-Monroe
United States
Carmel
Indiana
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10
Dec 2013
I want to give this game a 10, but there is probably too much math to make it easy to find players, so that takes some of the fun out when you can't ever play it...

EDIT - Screw it, I love this game, it can have a 10 even if I never get to play it, and besides, that's what conventions are for!
2013-12-20
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Brian Drabek
United States
Tulsa
Oklahoma
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10
Feb 2005*
Wonderful, wonderful game. Played twice with 3 then 4 players. This game has already shot up to be one of the best that I own. We just finished a game and I'm already yearning to start another one. Can't stop thinking about what I would do next time. Lots of thinking, lots of strategies. All without the paralysis analysis problem. My best buy of the year.
2005-02-19*
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Alex Simard
Canada
Quebec
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10
Jul 2008*
Gestion et expansion d'un réseau électrifère.
2009-09-18
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Neal Roberts
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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10
Mar 2005*
My understanding is, you either love it or hate it.

I am a lover.
2005-03-01*
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Nick Allen
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Jan 2008*
Just plain great. I love the look and feel of this game. I found it a lot easier to teach than most seem to claim.
2008-01-18*
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Mark Hamburg
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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10
Nov 2008*
Outstanding. One of the best games out there.
2007-04-01*
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Charly M
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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10
Feb 2008*
This game never gets old for me. I love all of the various boards, countries. Italy is a particularly challenging one because of the dense population around Rome. I may not win often, but I always enjoy the game.
2008-02-07*
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Alessandro Benvenuti
Italy
Marino
Rome
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10
Mar 2005*
Sufficiently complex and balanced (better in 5-6 player).
2005-03-23*
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Tadd Colver
United States
Lafayette
Indiana
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10
Apr 2009*
A staple of late night gaming. Can you ever get sick of this game? I can't!
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John Tamplin
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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10
Mar 2005*
One of my favorite games -- I loved it so much I spent a lot of time and money building better components for it. Check out my PS and PDF downloads.

Hmm, they changed the entry -- my rating and comment is for Funkenschlag (the original version). I feel that Power Grid takes everything great about Funkenschlag and trashes it.
2005-03-30*
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Jeff DeBoer
United States
Jacksonville
Oregon
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10
Apr 2005*
Great idea for a game...real fun for economically oriented builder types and planners...beautiful maps...neat auction system for power plants with current and futures market...this is a very good game for really any number between 2-6 from my experience....now I like the 2P version as well but didn't at first...moving rating up again to a 10 after repeated plays...there is a real shortage of good economic games but this hits the spot perfectly. The game is a delicate balance between turn order, plant capacity, the race for cities on the map, the luck factor of "the flip" of power plants, the auction mechanism and finally supply and demand for the four resource types.
2005-04-09*
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m k
United States
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10
Apr 2009*
wow, what a great game. To think that I bought Ticket to Ride (also a great game) over this intially.
2005-04-19*
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Mason Rourman
United States
Sierra Madre
California
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10
May 2005*
Another top-of-the-line gamer's game. The "European" side is unbalanced, and this game is best played with 3 or 4 players, but it is still enjoyable. Its only downside is its long play, which can be 2-3 hours or longer (if an unexperienced player joins). Still, even the first stage is worth it.
2005-05-01*
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Kristof Tersago
Belgium
Sint Truiden
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10
Jun 2013
What a great game this is. Lots of things going on, a constant shortage of money, many possibilities.
For me, it has everything I expect from a Euro-game
2005-05-13*
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Piers B
New Zealand
Auckland
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10
May 2005*
Played several times, its brilliant. Once again reasonably straight foward rules. Can be easy to fall behind if you make mistakes
2005-05-14*
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Valerie Putman
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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10
Sep 2006*
I love games that can get you sidetracked on the wrong goal (like making as much money as possible or connecting as many cities as possible) and force you to focus and balance.
2006-09-23*
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Alex Limoges
Canada
Unspecified
Quebec
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10
May 2005*
A superb game perfectly deserving the High Praise.
2005-05-22*
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Jason Watson
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Oct 2010
This slightly longer game appeals to the builder and accountant types. I am both so I love it! Lots of fiddly stuff to keep track of, and interesting, different theme.
2006-10-20*
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Scott Bryant
United States
Unspecified
Illinois
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10
Jun 2005*
I vacilated between giving this a 9 or a 10. My only hesitation - and I stress the word "only" - is the length of play. Still, a great game that I will never turn down.
2005-06-09*
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Shawn Christenson
Canada
Hay Lakes
Alberta
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10
Jan 2008*
This. Is. An. Outstanding. Game. It's got it all.
2008-01-07*
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Akke Monasso
Netherlands
Aalten
Achterhoek
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10
Jun 2005*
One of the best games ever. The strategies are complex, but the game is easily explained. The components are not great, but you won't notice this after you start playing. The new version has much better components, plays quicker, but loses a little in gameplay: the tension is diminished.
2005-06-23*
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Craig Massey
United States
Salem
MA
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10
Dec 2010
An absolutely fantastic game that has stayed fresh with the addition of a wide variety of maps, though I can be content with the original maps. Risk and money management are the keys to this game. Much has been said about the luck of the draw with a key power plant dropping into a player's lap at just the right time assuring victory, but these claims have little merit.
2013-06-28
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Mike Spoto
United States
Omaha
Nebraska
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10
Dec 2009*
Great game, deeper than it first seems
2005-07-03*
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Scott Humpert
United States
Dillsburg
Pennsylvania
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10
Jul 2005*
Great theme, player interaction, and strategies. The decisions on what to buy, when, and for how much are crucial.
2009-10-16
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Josh Payne
United States
Felton
California
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10
Jul 2005*
A tight, exciting game.
2005-07-18*
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Mike Mayer
United States
Arcadia
California
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10
Nov 2008*
Equal to Funkenschlag.
2005-07-25*
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Tim Mitchell
Canada
Sooke
British Columbia
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10
Jul 2008*
Surprisingly straightforward for such a heavy-seeming game.
2006-09-11*
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Sean Owens
United States
Seattle
Washington
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10
Nov 2009*
Fantastic game -- incorporates bidding with constrained resources. I've played 2-player version and thought it scaled well.
2005-08-10*
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Mark Wilder
United States
Evanston
Illinois
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10
Sep 2008*
Fun game incorportating auctioning, money management, and building strategy. Fun with three, with plenty of ways to screw-your-neighbor, but still plenty of ways out of getting screwed, too. I liked it a lot.
2005-08-16*
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Matthew M Monin
United States
Branford
Connecticut
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10
Aug 2005*
Excellent brain burning game. Can be mathy, but also has some great subgames that take place throughout, such as playing the resource market and jockeying for player position.

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This game is infuriating. Bonus point for that.
2005-08-19*
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Karl Deckard
United States
Seattle
Washington
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10
Sep 2007*
I love this game. The game mechanics fit the theme perfectly. A strategy-rich game, with many tough decisions. The artwork and components are outstanding. It almost seems like there are more exceptions than there are actual rules, so it can be difficult to get it right the first time, but it's definitely worth the effort. Did I mention that I love this game?!?
2007-09-04*
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Andrew Simpson
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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10
Aug 2005*
One of my all time favourites. Unlike Outpost which has severe runaway and early production randomness problems, Powergrid is the perfect mix of auction, resources management and expansion.
2005-08-24*
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Kevin Ellingson
United States
Sacramento
California
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10
Dec 2008*
An excellent strategy game combining area control and economics.
2008-04-09*
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Allen Doum
United States
Orange County
California
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10
Sep 2005*
Currently my favorite "financial" game. Best with 4 IMO.
2005-09-08*
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Martin Ahlström
Sweden
Falkenberg
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10
Sep 2005*
Very fun game. Pretty light but still a lot of strategy. Fast played works well from 2-6 players.
2005-09-13*

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