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Gold West

Gold West

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  • Description
    In Gold West players compete as prospectors building their mining empires while vying over the precious metals of the frontier. In a delicate balance of resource management and area control players must plan their building strategies while carefully managing their supply tracks to refine the right resources at the most opportune times. Stay a step ahead of the competition and you could lead the West into the Golden Age.The goal of Gold West is to accumulate the most victory points through clever management of your growing mining empire. There are five resources in the game -- the metals Copper Silver and Gold are used to acquire victory points in a variety of ways. Wood and Ore are the building materials used to build camps and settlements on the board to collect more resources and influence the landscape.Each hex contains either 2 or 3 resources. Gold will generally earn players the most points with silver and copper yielding slightly less. In addition each terrain type will score points for the player with the most influence therein at the end of the game. Copper terrains are the most valuable with Silver Gold and Forest Terrains earning slightly fewer points.When gaining new metals and materials players place them in their 'supply track' a mancala style track in which you will manage your resources. You get points to further back in the track you place them as this creates a more refined product but it will take longer to get these resources to the front of the supply track where they can be used. Shipping investments and Boomtown offices often reward players who fulfill them earlier so it's a careful balance of risk and reward.
  • Details
    BGID: 154086
    Category: American West;
    Time: 45 minutes
    Designer: J. Alex Kevern;
    Players: 2 ? 4
    Year: 2014
    Artist: Adam P. McIver;
    Ages: 12 and up
    Publisher: (Unpublished);