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This is the Deluxe version of Brass Lancashire from the Spring, 2017, Roxley Games Kickstarter campaign!!!

Martin Wallace’s original masterpiece with new art, upgraded components, player boards, and some small tweaks to better balance the game. If you know anything about me, then you know that I literally levitate off the ground when a game’s art, components, and mechanics tie seamlessly into the theme – particularly when those components are De-LUXE!.  The original version of this game was already spectacular – hands down.  But, the outstanding artwork of Damien Mammoliti and Mr. Cuddington, and the absolutely ultra-high-end “iron clays” and deluxe cardboard chits take this posh version of the game to the NEXT LEVEL!!  Can you tell that I’m a bit excited?  Hahaha.

All humor aside, when I first got into board gaming a very good friend of mine said, “Brass is perhaps one of the best classic Euros you will ever come across.”  Sadly, the Navy called and I moved out of the area before we got it to the table.  I backed this based on the plethora of amazing reviews for the original game and my friend’s comments… and I was NOT disappointed.  Now if you have the original Brass in your collection… I can see how you might not need this version (although if it was me, I would still get it… because that is just how I am ;-))  Alternatively, if you don’t yet have Brass in your collection then THIS is THE version to get!  Did I mention the CLAY money chips?!?!

Setting up Brass Lancashire on your gaming table is like laying out artwork that just happens to double as a board game.  This one is a must for a true Upstart Boardgamer!!  😉

 

Ages: 14+
Players: 2 – 4
Play Time: 60-120 minutes
Designer:
Martin Wallace
Artists:
Damien Mammoliti
Lina Cossette
David Forest
Publisher: Roxley Games
SKU: ROXLEY 001
MSRP: $79.95 and up on eBay (US)
Our Price: $75.50
Link to BGG: Brass Lancashire

 

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Brass: Lancashire, the 2018 edition from Roxley Games, reboots the original Warfrog Games edition of Brass with new artwork and components, as well as a few rules changes that fine tune game play and balance!

Brass Lancashire – first published as Brass – is an economic strategy game that tells the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs in Lancashire during the industrial revolution. You must develop, build, and establish your industries and network so that you can capitalize demand for iron, coal and cotton. The game is played over two halves: the canal phase and the rail phase. To win the game, score the most victory points (VPs), which are counted at the end of each half. VPs are gained from your canals, rails, and established (flipped) industry tiles. Each round, players take turns according to the turn order track, receiving two actions to perform any of the following:

  1. Build an industry tile
  2. Build a rail or canal
  3. Develop an industry
  4. Sell cotton
  5. Take a loan

At the end of a player’s turn, they replace the two cards they played with two more from the deck. Turn order is determined by how much money a player spent on the previous turn, from lowest spent first to highest spent. This turn order mechanism opens some strategic options for players going later in the turn order, allowing for the possibility of back-to-back turns.

After all the cards have been played the first time (with the deck size being adjusted for the number of players), the canal phase ends and a scoring round commences. After scoring, all canals and all of the lowest level industries are removed for the game, after which new cards are dealt and the rail phase begins. During this phase, players may now occupy more than one location in a city and a double-connection build (though expensive) is possible. At the end of the rail phase, another scoring round takes place, then a winner is crowned.

The cards limit where you can build your industries, but any card can be used for the develop, sell cotton or build connections actions. This leads to a strategic timing/storing of cards. Resources are common so that if one player builds a rail line (which requires coal) they have to use the coal from the nearest source, which may be an opponent’s coal mine, which in turn gets that coal mine closer to scoring (i.e., being utilized).

Brass: Lancashire, the 2018 edition from Roxley Games, reboots the original Warfrog Games edition of Brass with new artwork and components, as well as a few rules changes!

Additional information
Weight 8.0 lbs
Dimensions 12.25 × 12.5 × 3.5 in
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