Brass: In Brass the players represent industrialists in northern England during the heyday of the industrial revolution. Each player needs to build an economic engine that surpasses the other by the time railways are established and the foreign markets have been saturated with English cotton. The goal of the game is to have the most points at the end of the game. These are obtained in three ways: 1) Building industries and having them successfully utilized 2) Building canal or rail connections to cities that have many successfully utilized industries 3) money at the end of the game (very inefficient). Game play is divided into two phases - the Canal Phase and the Rail Phase. At the beginning of each phase players are dealt a hand of cards that represent a mix of the cities and the available industries.
Category: Strategy game, more on the heavy side. Moderate learning curve. More for moderate to serious gamers.
Time to play: about 120 minutes
# of players: 3-4