Findorff is an economic engine-builder game with a resource market for peat (similar to the market in the game Power Grid) and an innovative resource-management experience. Your objective is to build the right combination of the 25 historical structures from the period of 1803-1916. Do you construct the Chair Pipes Factory or the Slaughterhouse? Or, smaller structures like Schools, the Beer Hall, or the Peat Skipper Shelter? You can even profit from the high mortality rate of this period by running a Cemetery!
Only by adapting your strategy to your chosen infrastructure will you honor Mr. Findorff, and win the game!
Findorff offers a challenging solo-mode as well.
Findorff is one of the 23 districts of Bremen, the hometown of Friedemann Friese. Findorff is named after Jürgen Christian Findorff (1720-1792), who was responsible for draining and surveying the bog in the north of Bremen, for extracting the peat, and for populating the bog with residents. During the first half of the 19th Century, peat was the most important commodity for heating the houses and for supplying energy to the industry. In the late 19th century (and in the game), peat lost its importance when it was replaced by energy-rich coal.
In the Findorff game, you'll build up the district during the period from 1803 to 1916. Historically, six major railway stations stood in Findorff during this period to connect to Hannover, Hamburg, Oldenburg, and Bremerhaven.