‘Planet Steam’ was designed by Heinz-Georg Thiemann and published by LudoArt Verlag. Players are transported to the year 2415 when the futuristic organisation, the Interplanetary Federation (IPF) has done a brillaint job on earth for the past few centuries. Now, they are attempting to conquer a planet known as ‘Steam’. We hope that you enjoy this Planet Steam board game review.
The planet’s core contains many valuable resources and, after over 100 years, the 42 shafts have been completed from the surface to the core. Each shaft expels hot steam which is the basis for creating the raw and precious materials. In order to harvest the steam, shafts must be placed over them which can later be used to connect the water purification tanks. These tanks are used to extract energy, ore and quartz from the steam. These resources help you, the player, to build your steam empire. You can export your resources or buy and sell to increase your profits.
The game is designed for 2 to 5 players and is recommended for ages 14 and above. The player who has the most income by the end of the game is crowned the winner however, of course, your income can decrease quickly and suddenly. When purchasing the product, the game comes in a box with 35 plastic tanks with 55 upgrader and converter attachments. As well as this, you will receive nearly 350 markers and tokens and, of course, a beautifully designed, steampunk gameboard. The game can be purchased on Amazon for just under £35.
If you are interested in more steampunk games, perhaps you may like ‘Mission Red Planet’. This steampunk style board game was designed by Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti. Between 2 to 6 players are transported to a Victorian-era Earth where the population and technology are growing and advancing. Resources on Earth are rapidly decreasing. Thankfully, robots have been sent to Mars and found Celerium, a very powerful fuel source as well as ice which can be used to terraform the planet and make it inhabitable You are the head of a mining corporation and these well sought after resources could make you very rich. With you, you have astronauts as well as 9 professionals These professionals each have a unique skill set which will further enhance your chances of getting these precious materials.
- A boardgame of planetary exploration and mining for two to six players
- All-new graphic design refreshes the game's Victorian steampunk style
- Easy-to-learn, highly interactive gameplay
- Includes rules for a two-player variant
- Incorporates revisions and fine-tuning by the game's original designers
In addition to this, we have ‘Steampunk Rally’ by Orin Bishop. This steampunk board game sees players take on the role of various historical figures such as Nikola Tesla and Marie Curie. The players must construct machines that run on steam, heat and electricity in order to win a race through the Swiss Alps. At the start of each round, players carefully choose cards with various machine parts to add to their racing contraptions. Players roll their dice to activate their machine parts which can provide shielding, movement and more dice to activate more machine parts. The game is designed to be played by 2 to 8 players and is recommended for ages 14 and above.
If you have an interest in playing these 3 steampunk board games or perhaps some more brilliant games. If you enjoyed this Planet Steam Board Game Review then visit this article to see a list of the top 10 steampunk board games that you can play with family and friends!