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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2013
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–6 players
(10 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8+
(5 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(6 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
(11 voters) [vote]
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Mechanism
Expansion
Family
Primary Name
Gear & Piston
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It is 1888, and everywhere you turn, people are talking about the horseless carriage. They are also talking about Jenatzy and Cugnot, Benz and Diesel, Atkinson and Butler – visionaries now remembered for their passion to create, to progress, and to succeed. But this game is not about them, these giants of engineering.

No, in Gear & Piston, you play one of the unsung heroes of history, an engineer of meagre means but great ambition, trying to build a prototype for picky investors seeking to profit from the future of transport. Will you make a name for yourself as an automotive pioneer, change the history of motorized transportation, and win the race that is Gear and Piston? With a lot of skill and a little luck, maybe. If nothing else, try not to blow yourself up in the process.

In the game, each player builds an automobile prototype by taking actions in different locations. You may patent brand-new parts in the Patent Office, look for rejected, volatile pieces of machinery in the chaos of the Junk Yard, try to gain an edge through the Back Alley, and finally build your prototype in the Workshop. All this just to please the two investors who are doing the rounds of the different engineering outfits, and who will be evaluating your rickety mess of an automobile. Good timing, keeping an eye on your competitors, and even a dash of luck are all you need to succeed in this business. So grab a wrench, some elbow grease, and your wits, and put some gears and pistons together!

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Gear & Piston
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English/French/German first edition
Publisher: LudiCreations
Artist: Jukka Höysniemi, Kari J. Kallio, Konstantinos Kokkinis, Maciej Mutwil, Odysseas Stamogloumore»
Year: 2013
Product Code: LCGP052471301018
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
3.14 pounds
English, French, German
Release Date: Nov 2013
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5 Gear & Piston Play Aid [V1.1]
Rule summary useful for Players and as a teaching reminder [V1.1] Changes: Added section about Scrap Parts and updated Phase II to include clarification on Volatility adjustment found in this thread: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/14783793#14783793
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2014-02-25
6 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Gear & Piston.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4292
Family Game Rank: 1019
Num Ratings: 358
Average Rating: 5.96
Standard Deviation: 1.57
Num Views: 55054
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.1
Fans: 41
Personal Comments: 122
Users Owning: 554
Users Wanting: 22
Users Trading: 44 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 656
Plays This Month: 3
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Pg. 1
Num Ratings 23
Average Rating 6.41
Average Weight 2.50
Num Owned 199
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Comments 13
Year Published 2013
Num Ratings 27
Average Rating 6.33
Average Weight 2.50
Num Owned 212
Prev. Owned 36
For Trade 12
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 2
Comments 15
Year Published 2013
Num Ratings 10
Average Rating 6.44
Average Weight 1.50
Num Owned 111
Prev. Owned 18
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 7
Comments 10
Year Published 2014
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Episode 58 - Epic In Every Way
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