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Brass Birmingham

ROX402- Roxley

Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game sequel to Martin Wallace' 2007 masterpiece, Brass. Birmingham tells the story of competing entrepreneurs in Birmingham during the industrial revolution, between the years of 1770-1870.

As in its predecessor, you must develop, build, and establish your industries and network, in an effort to exploit low or high market demands.

Each round, players take turns according to the turn order track, receiving two actions to perform any of the following actions (found in the original game):

1) Build - Pay required resources and place an industry tile.
2) Network - Add a rail / canal link, expanding your network.
3) Develop - Increase the VP value of an industry.
4) Sell - Sell your cotton, manufactured goods and pottery.
5) Loan - Take a £30 loan and reduce your income.

Brass: Birmingham also features a new sixth action:

6) Scout - Discard three cards and take a wild location and wild industry card. (This action replaces Double Action Build in original Brass.)

The game is played over two halves: the canal era (years 1770-1830) and the rail era (years 1830-1870). To win the game, score the most VPs. VPs are counted at the end of each half for the canals, rails and established (flipped) industry tiles.

Board Game Geek Ranking - 3rd best of all time.

Box Contents:

  • 1 Board
  • 4 Player Mats
  • 4 Character Tiles
  • 4 Income Markers
  • 4 Victory Point Markers
  • 56 Double Sided Link Tiles (14 per colour)
  • 10 Industry Tiles (45 per colour)
  • 64 Location and Industry Cards
  • 8 Wild Cards
  • 77 Money Tokens
  • 30 Black Coal Cubes
  • 18 Orange Iron Cubes
  • 15 Beer Barrels
  • 9 Merchant Tiles
  • 1 Rulebook

2 to 4 Players. Ages 14 and up. Game duration 60 to 120 minutes.

This game also includes FREE Postage to anywhere in Australia.