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Barrage

INT74031-FR

PreorderAvail. fin Décembre
In the dystopic 1930s, the industrial revolution pushed the exploitation of fossil-based resources to the limit, and now the only thing powerful enough to quench the thirst for power of the massive machines and of the unstoppable engineering progress is the unlimited hydroelectric energy provided by the rivers.
  • French
  • From 14 years old
  • 1 to 2h
  • 1 to 4 player(s)
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  • Global rate
    4.8/5*
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  • Bloggers (1)
    5/5
  • Customers (2)
    5/5
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In the dystopic 1930s, the industrial revolution pushed the exploitation of fossil-based resources to the limit, and now the only thing powerful enough to quench the thirst for power of the massive machines and of the unstoppable engineering progress is the unlimited hydroelectric energy provided by the rivers.

Barrage is a resource management strategic game in which players compete to build their majestic dams, raise them to increase their storing capacity, and deliver all the potential power through pressure tunnels connected to the energy turbines of their powerhouses.

Each player represents one of the four international companies who are gathering machinery, innovative patents and brilliant engineers to claim the best locations to collect and exploit the water of a contested Alpine region crossed by rivers.
Barrage includes two innovative and challenging mechanisms.

First, the players must carefully plan their actions and handle their machinery, since both their action tokens and resources are stored on a Construction Wheel and will only be available after a full turn of the wheel. The better you manage your wheel, the earlier your resources and actions come back to you.

Second, the water flow on the rivers depicted on the board is a shared and contested resource. Players have to intercept and store as much of the water as they can, build dams (upstream dams are expensive but can block part of the water before it reaches the downstream dams), raise the dams to increase their capacity, and build long tunnels to channel the water to their powerhouses. Water is never consumed — its flow is just used to produce energy —, it is instead released back to the rivers, so you have to strategically place your dams to recover the water diverted by you and the other players.
Over five rounds, the players must fulfill power requirements represented by a common competitive power track and meet specific requests of personal contracts. At the same time, by placing a limited number of engineers, they attempt to enhance their machinery to acquire new and more efficient construction actions and to build and activate special unique-effect buildings to forward their own developing strategy.
Theme(s) Steampunk
Language(s) French
Mechanism(s) DevelopmentWorkersDraft
Author(s) Tommaso BattistaSimone Luciani
Artist Antonio De Luca
Note globale 4.8
Editor Intrafin

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This game is recommended by 1 of our Bloggers

  • This game was played and recommanded by Pénélope Gaming, here its opinion:

    5/5

    Barrage est un jeu de placement d’ouvriers, relativement costaud, avec une mécanique très intéressante utilisant le flot de d'une rivière et son écoulement de lac en lac… Le jeu peut, sur certains aspect, rappeler Terra Mystica et Brass Birmingham.

    • J’avais peur que le plateau soit illisible, mais ce n’est vraiment pas le cas! Il faut certes quelques instants pour s’y habituer, mais c’est en fait très clair et très bien conçu. L’illustration est élégante, le thème est original et très bien lié à la mécanique. L’ensemble est impressionnant malgré quelques problèmes mineurs de matériel. (gouttes d’eau  difficile à saisir sur le plateau et roue qui gondole)

    • Chaque joueur incarne une entreprise qui rassemble des machines, des brevets et des ingénieurs en vue construire des barrages et des usines sur les meilleurs emplacements d’une rivière. Qui va produire le plus d’energie?

    • Le gameplay est incroyablement solide. La lutte est âpre pour pouvoir exploiter les ressources limitées.  Il y a beaucoup d’interactions entre les joueurs dans une logique assez agressive, « Ha tu as fais un barrage ici, et bien je vais en faire un au dessus et détourner l’eau vers MON usine… » . En conséquence vous devez surveiller de près ce que font vos adversaires. Tout fonctionne de manière intuitive de sorte que stratégie et  tactique ne sont pas gênées par les règles. Le jeu s’est avéré être beaucoup plus simple que ce que je l’imaginais, et il peut s’expliquer facilement et  rapidement.

    Conclusion: Barrage est un jeu fantastique. Un véritable brûleur de cerveau où vous devrez pensez chacun de vos coups avec attention. C’est un must pour tous ceux qui aiment les jeux Euros avec un thème fort.

    5 people found this review was helpful

This game is recommended by 2 of our Customers

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richard g. on 10/18/19

5/5

Ce jeu est une pure MERVEILLE ! Dommage qu'on ne puisse pas noter plus que 5 !

2 people found this review was helpful
  • on 11/07/19

    5/5

    Un des meilleur jeu 2019 !

    Mega baffe ludique ! 

  • on 10/18/19

    5/5

    Ce jeu est une pure MERVEILLE ! Dommage qu'on ne puisse pas noter plus que 5 !

    2 people found this review was helpful

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