Coal Baron

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Rating Summary (24 Total)


I appreciate that the rules could be taught in 15 minutes or less. The game play is interesting. The production values on the game have some issues. It has the worst warping I've seen in a game for years. After two plays, I am finding my interest in this game has slipped. So I fear this is not a long term keeper.


The game is light-medium for us, maybe slightly easier than we expected. But it has a good level of strategy. Our favourite part is how stream-lined and straight forward the mechanics are. The illustrations are fantastic and the sliding elevator shafts are fun.


(11/17) 6. An absolutely solid, if (at least upon first blush) an unspectacular Euro. I DO like the coal elevator mechanic and the way the worker placement is handled. Would like to play it again before feeling comfortable with this rating.