Easy-to-learn worker placement game set in 19th century Germany, a time when coal was abundant and ripe for the taking! Players own coal mines and work to extract coal, fulfill contracts, buy coal carts, and expand tunnels to win the most victory points. Dive in and get your hands dirty in this gem of a game by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.
Coal Baron – or Glück Auf in German, after a greeting German miners use when wishing one another luck – has players sending meeple miners underground to dig tunnels and acquire coal, which comes in four levels of quality and which is used to fulfill contracts.
The game lasts three rounds, and in each round players take turns placing their workers on action spaces; you can go on a space occupied by another player, but you need to place additional workers in order to do so. Each player has an individual elevator shaft, and he'll need to use workers to extract coal and bring it to the surface, while also competing for contracts and scrounging for cash in order to do everything else that needs to be done!
Ages: 10 and up
Gametime: 70 minutes
- 1 Game board
- 4 Pits
- 4 Shaft inlays
- 4 Pit cages
- 48 Tunnel tiles
- 44 Order cards
- 64 Coal cubes (16 of each of the 4 colors)
- 72 Workers (18 of each player color)
- 4 Victory Point markers (1 of each player color)
- 40 Bank notes (in the values of 1, 2, 5 Marks)
- 7 Lock tiles 1 Scoring marker
- 1 Starting Player marker 1 Shift hand
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