Designer Friedemann Friese
The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power. Players begin by purchasing power plants from the market. As plants are purchased, newer more efficient plants become available. The plants are then built in a network of cities on the game board. Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials, like coal, oil, garbage, or uranium, to power the plants (except for the highly valuable wind and solar plants), making it a constant struggle to upgrade the plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand the power grid network to get the cheapest routes.