A finely brewed full stand-alone sequel to the original game. Dynamic board setup makes each game unfold completely differently. Core rules stay true to the original. New canal/rail scoring creates tactics in where you place them. 3 new industry types include Breweries, Potteries and Manufactured goods. New actions, mechanics and strategies to discover.
"Brass Birmingham is a beautiful and crunchy Euro game in which you are competing to build your coffers during England's Industrial Revolution as one of several real historical figures of the time period. The game is divided into two Eras, the first of which is the Canal Era. During this Era you may only build connecting lines between warehouses along the canals, which make certain routes trickier than others. The second Era is the Rail Era, during which you must remove your current trade line set up and begin building along the rail lines. The game has an interesting mechanic that allows players to exploit each other's connected lines to reach necessary goods like Beer for certain important actions in the game. Timing of when you place your trade lines as well as card and money management are all extremely important to the game. Surprisingly, while the strategy is fairly crunchy, the game manual itself and the actual structure of turns is quite concise and approachable. If you enjoy a good combination of mechanics and theme with crunchy strategy where you're thinking two turns ahead, then I definitely recommend Brass Birmingham. It's a unique experience that's both complex and approachable, which I've come to associate with other games that Martin Wallace has worked on and designed like Brass Birmingham, Brass Lancashire, and Nanty Narking."