The best games from the Power Grid/Funkenschlag series 2024

Looking for a really good Power grid/Funkenschlag version? We have compared all Power Grid versions with each other... these are the best 2024.

What is Power Grid?

A group of games and expansions based on the 2001 Funkenschlag (in English "Power Grid") by Friedemann Friese. In Power Grid, players draw power grids on the game board to connect different cities. They then supply the cities with electricity by buying power plants and the resources to run them.

List of the best "Power Grid" variants 2024

In this overview you will find what we consider to be the best games in the Power Grid series 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 25 board games for this list and selected the top 19. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Power Grid

    All details for the board game Power Grid and similar games

    Power Grid is a strategic board game that combines elements of network building and commodity trading. Players aim to supply power to the most cities as their networks expand.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Power Grid
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Power Grid

    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe and similar games

    Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe adds a compelling layer of strategy and regional flavor to the classic Power Grid experience. By introducing maps of Benelux and Central Europe, this expansion not only diversifies the geographical backdrop but also integrates unique rule adjustments that mirror the energy landscapes of these regions.

    More details for Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America

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    Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America is a standalone game in the Power Grid universe, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the original Power Grid game. This deluxe edition boasts a double-sided game board featuring maps of Europe and North America, newly designed wooden components, and a completely new deck of power plants, including some that use natural gas. The game also introduces an enhanced two-player experience called “Against the Trust” and new overview cards for resource refills.

    More details for Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Power Grid: The New Power Plants – Set 1

    All details for the board game Power Grid: The New Power Plants – Set 1 and similar games

    Power Grid: The New Power Plants – Set 1 introduces a versatile expansion to the acclaimed board game Power Grid. This new deck of power plant cards offers players the opportunity to refresh and customize their gaming experience with various integration options. Whether you're seeking to replace the original deck, combine it for an element of unpredictability, extend the game duration, or tailor a deck to your preferences, this set accommodates all.

    More details for Power Grid: The New Power Plants – Set 1
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Power Grid: China/Korea

    All details for the board game Power Grid: China/Korea and similar games

    The Power Grid: China/Korea expansion brings intriguing new dynamics and strategic depth to the classic Power Grid board game. Here's a detailed exploration of what this expansion offers:

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Power Grid: China/Korea
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal and similar games

    Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal introduces two distinct and challenging maps, each offering unique twists on the standard Power Grid gameplay. Here's a summary of what each map brings to the game:

    More details for Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Power Grid: France/Italy

    All details for the board game Power Grid: France/Italy and similar games

    Power Grid: France/Italy is an expansion for the acclaimed board game Power Grid, introducing two new maps and slight rule modifications to enrich the gameplay experience. This expansion requires the base game to play, as it builds on Power Grid's foundation of strategic power supply management and competitive network building.

    More details for Power Grid: France/Italy
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Power Grid: Russia & Japan

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Russia & Japan and similar games

    Power Grid: Russia & Japan is an expansion for the Power Grid board game that offers two new maps, each introducing unique gameplay elements that require players to adjust their strategies. Here's a brief overview of what each map brings to the game:

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Power Grid: Russia & Japan
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland

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    Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland expansion introduces two distinct regions to the Power Grid landscape, each bringing unique strategic challenges and gameplay mechanics. Here’s a brief overview:

    More details for Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Power Grid: Australia & Indian Subcontinent

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Australia & Indian Subcontinent and similar games

    Power Grid: Australia/Indian Subcontinent introduces two new and challenging maps to the Power Grid series, each bringing unique regional characteristics that affect the strategy and gameplay. Here’s an overview:

    More details for Power Grid: Australia & Indian Subcontinent
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Power Grid: Middle East/South Africa

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Middle East/South Africa and similar games

    Power Grid: Middle East/South Africa enriches the Power Grid gaming experience with two distinct, geographically themed expansion maps, each introducing unique strategic elements reflecting real-world energy dynamics.

    More details for Power Grid: Middle East/South Africa
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Power Grid: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Power Grid: The Card Game and similar games

    Power Grid: The Card Game distills the essence of the Power Grid board game series into a more concise and faster-playing format. Here's a breakdown of what it offers:

    More details for Power Grid: The Card Game
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Power Grid: Québec/Baden-Württemberg

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Québec/Baden-Württemberg and similar games

    Power Grid: Québec/Baden-Württemberg brings together two unique maps, Québec from the French edition Mégawatts and Baden-Württemberg from the German edition Funkenschlag: EnBW, into one expansion for Power Grid. This expansion offers players new strategic challenges and gameplay variations based on the specific features of these regions.

    More details for Power Grid: Québec/Baden-Württemberg
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Power Grid: The First Sparks

    All details for the board game Power Grid: The First Sparks and similar games

    The First Sparks is a captivating board game that transports players back to the Stone Age, challenging them to lead their clans to prosperity through strategic development and resource management. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the original Funkenschlag, designer Friedemann Friese revisits the innovative mechanics of the game, offering a prehistoric twist that demands quick thinking and swift action.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Power Grid: The First Sparks
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Power Grid: Factory Manager

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Factory Manager and similar games

    Power Grid: Factory Manager is a standalone strategy game in the Power Grid universe. Released at Spiel '09 in Essen, Germany, this game puts players in charge of their own factories, where they must effectively manage resources, workforce, and machinery to maximize profits. The game focuses on strategic planning and resource management, with a particular emphasis on adapting to fluctuating energy prices.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Power Grid: Factory Manager
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Power Grid: The Robots

    All details for the board game Power Grid: The Robots and similar games

    Power Grid: The Robots expansion introduces an innovative way to enhance your Power Grid gameplay, especially tailored for two players but adaptable up to five. This expansion brings a robotic opponent into the game, simulating an additional player with its unique actions and abilities. Here’s a summary of what it adds to the game:

    More details for Power Grid: The Robots
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Power Grid: The Robots

    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid: The Robots" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Funkenschlag

    All details for the board game Funkenschlag and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Funkenschlag
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Power Grid: Fabled Expansion

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    Power Grid: Fabled Expansion introduces the innovative Fable Game system to the classic Power Grid and Power Grid deluxe games, enriching the player experience with new layers of strategic depth and replayability. This expansion is designed to transform the base game by unfolding new challenges and rules through the course of various campaigns, each tailored to different maps such as the USA, Germany, Europe, or North America.

    More details for Power Grid: Fabled Expansion
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Power Grid: The Stock Companies

    All details for the board game Power Grid: The Stock Companies and similar games

    Power Grid: The Stock Companies expansion introduces a novel dimension to the classic Power Grid or Power Grid Deluxe gameplay by incorporating elements of stock ownership and company control. This expansion diversifies the strategic options available to players, offering three distinct ways to engage with the game:

    More details for Power Grid: The Stock Companies
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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