Posted by James (admin) on 7th December 2010
In Fürstenfeld, players are trying to build their palace. To do this, they build buildings so they can harvest hops, barley and water to sell to the breweries for cash. Each round players draw buildings cards, produce goods, sell goods, build buildings, and discard cards. It sounds, and is, simple but there are several interesting game mechanics at work.
First, each player has a board with spaces for 6 buildings and, once they have built 6 buildings, any new buildings must be built over an existing one. Second, each player has their own deck of building cards and they draw a few cards each turn; however, they can only keep one card (sometimes more with certain buildings) into the next round. Any discarded cards get placed under their draw pile so may appear again later in the game. Read the rest of this entry »