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Rio Grande Announces Plans to Release Special ‘Power Grid’ Deluxe

Rio Grande will release a special deluxe version of its popular Power Grid game next month to celebrate the 10th anniversary, first reported by  Power Grid Deluxe will feature a number of new components while continuing to offer the game’s fan-favorite play mechanics.

This deluxe version promises to be bigger than the regular game, literally.  The enlarged game board shows all of Europe on one side and all of North America on the other, replacing the USA and Germany in the basic version.  New custom wooden pieces represent power generators and resources in thematic shapes.  An updated deck of power plants features natural gas, with changes to all of the power plants in the game, while new resource cards will improve the process of refilling resources.



The game mechanics of players buying assets in auctions, speculating on resources, and building networks of power plants are not changed from the original, but a new two-player version called “Against the Trust” will be included in the box.

Rio Grande plans to release Power Grid Deluxe on October 16th.  It will not be a “limited” edition.




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Two New Rio Grande Games Announced for December

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Rio Grande Games has added two new games to its list of December releases: Power Grid: India/Australia and Last Will: Getting Sacked.

The Power Grid: India/Australia expansion in designed by Power Grid designer Friedemann Friese and features a two sided board (one for each country).  It follows the normal rules for the Power Grid base game except for a few rule changes based on the special conditions of the two countries.  As an expansion, the base game is required to play.  The game is for 2 – 6 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in about 90 minutes.  MSRP is $14.95.



Last Will: Getting Sacked is designed by Vladimir Suchy (Shipyard, League of Six, Last Will) and is an expansion for Last Will.  The lawyers have found a hidden clause in Uncle’s last will and testament, so spending all your money isn’t enough, you have to lose your job too!  Players compete to get fired by missing work, as well as reducing their income.  Since nothing makes people broke faster than a wedding, there is also the addition of six nuptial cards, so a new spouse can blow through player’s money.  The game is for 2 – 5 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 45 – 90 minutes.   MSRP is $39.95.


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