If You Like: The Industrial Revolution, Pint at the Pub, Cup o' Tea?
Player Count: Competitive for 2-4 Players
Complexity Rating: 3 - Heavy
Average Playtime: 60-120 Minutes
In Brass: Birmingham, the game is played over a series of rounds. Within each round, players take turns in variable order according to who spent less money last round. On a turn, players can perform 2 actions out of 6. Each action however, requires that players discard a card. The actions include:
Build- Pay required resources and place an industry tile.
Network- Add a rail / canal link, expanding your network.
Develop- Increase the VP value of an industry.
Sell- Sell your cotton, manufactured goods and pottery.
Loan- Take a £30 loan and reduce your income.
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.