Jan 3, 2014

Build your own #SteamPark! (Review)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Have you ever wanted to build your own theme park without any of the mess? Iello Games and Cranio Creations have come together to create a management board game where you’ll have to build your own gigantic, coal-powered amusement park and make it the largest and most profitable in the region. By constructing the three-dimensional, beautifully designed rides, you will see your park grow right before your eyes.


Thanks to a clever, original action-choosing mechanic, winning a game of Steam Park is as much a matter of being the best... as of being the fastest! 

FEATURES:
  • Innovative yet simple, fast-paced dice system, by the designers of Dungeon Fighter.
  • An easy-to-learn game with 2 difficulty levels: one for the less experienced gamers, and a more strategic one for a even more exciting challenge.
  • Fantastic artwork by Marie Cardouat (Dixit 1 & 2).
The game itself comes with over 300+ pieces, including 18 Rides, 24 Stands, and 84 Banknotes. 
Die showing Stand option
I won't go into full details because that could take a while. But what you essentially do is roll 6 of your dice and try to be the fastest at choosing the dice that has a result you think you will need. Once you pick up a Turn Token, you move onto the Dirt Phase, Actions Phase, and Income Phase. The Dirt Phase is where you pick up Dirt Tokens according to what your dice say. In the Actions Phase, you can spend your dice to build Rides, Stands, Attract Visitors, clean up your Dirt, or expand your park. There are 6 turns, each with 4 Phases each. At the end of the Income Phase during the 6th turn, that is when the winner is declared.

When Twin and I started playing, we decided to read the rules as we played. After many restarts (I lost count after 2), we finally got the hang of it. It will take a few games to fully get the hang of it. The artwork on the Ride and Stand pieces are beautiful and fits perfectly well with the game and even the steampunk genre. 
One pink and one black rider on Rides
I will suggest that you play on a large table or the floor. Everything needs to be spread out so all the players can reach what they need. I mean, 300+ pieces takes up a lot of room. 

You have to be very quick-witted in your choices if you want to win. The choices you make can make or break your park. It was a very fun game, and even after all of those restarts, I won the official game! I loved the game and hopefully we can do another round tonight!

Must Know
Up to 4 players
Ages 10+
Can take up to 60 minutes

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5 comments:

  1. Looks VERY interesting! I'll check it out!

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  2. I've never heard of this but it sounds great! Will def be checking it out! thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Looks like a great game! Thanks for sharing

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  4. It sounds like a fun game. I think my teens would really enjoy it.

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