Edit

Details

Categories:

  • # of Players: 2-4 Players
  • Ages: 13+
  • Play Time: 60-120 Minnutes
  • Designer: Wade Broadhead
  • Publisher: Knight Works
  • Year: 2016
  •  

    Please note, this is the Kickstarter version of the game.  Extras included are the wooden train pieces, cardboard player tokens, forged steel die and a promo variant rules card.

    In the multiplayer card-driven, city-building strategy game Forged in Steel, players take on the role of a prominent family in a burgeoning Colorado county in 1900 as turbulent social and technological changes are about to reshape the way all Americans live. Each family seeks to control one of four sectors (mining, industry, city, or commercial) while also striving to be Mayor to control the appointment of other players to offices.

    Forged in Steel is an organic building game in that all builds change the landscape and players may build only adjacent to where others have built “the grid/network”. At turn’s end, the game decides how many immigrants come seeking jobs based on how many factories and commercial buildings were built that turn. Too many? Unrest grows and there could be a riot, undermining all of your recent city-building efforts. The National Guard will step in to help you, of course, but they are usually outnumbered, and there’s often fighting in the streets, so be wary of not contributing to the “Unrest Track”.

    Can your family negotiate the turbulent changes of the early 1900s and become the local political and economic powerhouse? From the New Deal, Women’s Suffrage, City Beautiful and Spanish Flu, to sidewalks and paved streets, all aspects of a 1900s western American city are incorporated, and players will learn about the rise of those developments that changed cities, labor, industry, and society forever.

      Forged in Steel on Boardgamegeek.com

      Forged in Steel Forum Create Post

      Forged in Steel

      User Reviews

      Board Game Giveaway!

      Make a post or comment/reply in the articles and forum pages. 1 Entry per post/comment. Posts and comments must be constructive to the community and not considered spam to qualify. 1 entry as well to refer a friend to make an account on Board Game Atlas using this link (make sure your friend puts your username under the referral section).

      Enter the Giveaway here.

      Games similar to Forged in Steel