Power Grid: Stock Companies out October 6 US

Heads up “Power Grid” fans, Rio Grande Games is set to release a new expansion and it’s coming sooner than anticipated. Word is “Power Grid: the Stock Companies” is set to release – Stateside as usual – on the 8th of October, that’s right, a mere few weeks away.

Here’s the official word:

This expansion can be combined with all Power Grid maps and available power plant decks. The Stock Companies offer players a completely new game experience. As shareholders, the players want to get control over different stock companies so they can acquire the greatest wealth.

Additionally this expansion offers two additional variants.
• In the first variant the players are shareholders who try to get shares of the most successful companies: the companies that supply electricity to the most cities.
• In the second variant the players control their private stock companies and try to establish them successfully on the electricity market. They sell shares of their own companies to generate more cash and they are able to buy shares of other players’ companies. Thus, they can also earn a portion of the other players’ successes.

If you own all Power Grid maps and the expansion “New Power Plants”, this expansion offers 222 new possibilities to play Power Grid and Power Grid deluxe.
This expansion offers players three new ways to play either Power Grid or Power Grid Deluxe. The first is The Stock Companies, which offer players a very different experience from Power Grid and Power Grid Deluxe. The two variants are a little bit closer to the well-known Power Grid experience. We wish you a lot of fun with all three!

Power Grid the Stock Companies expansion release info - Gameapalooza Australian tabletop game news and reviewsPower Gird, let the sparks commence with “Power Grid: the Stock Companies”.

Original “Power Grid” creator Friedemann Friese is the man behind this one. Needless to say you will need a copy of “Power Grid” or “Power Grid Deluxe” to play.

Players: 2 – 6
Age: 13+
MSRP is $29.95 USD so expect to pay around $40AUD (and yes, that is more than the usual expansions other than “First Sparks”).