Blackout: Hong Kong*

Blackout: Hong Kong is a strategy board game set against the backdrop of an unexpected and widespread blackout in Hong Kong. Designed by Alexander Pfister, this game challenges players to navigate the chaos and disorder that ensues from the sudden loss of electrical power, competing to restore order and establish their influence in the city's post-blackout era.

Gameplay Overview

  • Resource Management: Manage limited and ever-changing resources effectively to cope with the challenges posed by the blackout.
  • Network of Specialists: Utilize a network of various specialists to maintain control and prevent the city from descending into chaos.
  • Strategic Planning: Make crucial decisions to stay ahead of rivals and manage the crisis more effectively than others.

Game Experience

  • Theme of Societal Order: Immerse yourself in a scenario where daily life is disrupted, and basic tasks become challenging, requiring strategic thinking and planning.
  • Competitive Play: Compete against other players to best manage the situation and claim a position of power in post-blackout Hong Kong.


Blackout: Hong Kong offers a compelling and thematic experience for players who enjoy games that focus on crisis management, resource allocation, and strategic planning. The game's scenario of a citywide blackout creates a unique and challenging environment where players must adapt to rapidly changing conditions and outmaneuver their competitors. With its blend of resource management and strategic depth, Blackout: Hong Kong is an excellent choice for gamers looking for an immersive and engaging board game experience.

Nominated for 4 awards.

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 75 - 150 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Blackout: Hong Kong

  • YouTube Review for the game "Blackout: Hong Kong" by BoardGameGeek
    Video is in English

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