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In Gold West, players compete as prospectors building their mining empires while vying over the precious metals of the frontier.

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In Gold West, players compete as prospectors building their mining empires while vying over the precious metals of the frontier.

Gold West is a delicate balance of resource management and area control. Build your mining empire while vying over the precious metals of the frontier! Carefully manage your supply tracks and refine at the right times and you'll keep a step ahead of the competition.

Can you lead the west into the Golden Age?

Game Play

The goal of Gold West is to accumulate the most victory points through clever management of your growing mining empire. There are five resources in the game: the metals Copper, Silver, and Gold are used to acquire victory points in a variety of ways, while Timber and Stone are building materials used to build camps and settlements on the board to collect more resources and influence the landscape.

Each hex contains either two or three resources. Gold generally earns players the most points, with silver and copper yielding slightly less. In addition, each terrain type scores points for the player with the most influence therein at the end of the game. Copper terrains are the most valuable, with Silver, Gold, and Forest Terrains earning slightly fewer points.

When gaining new metals and materials, players place them in their 'supply track', a mancala-style track in which you will manage your resources. You get points the further back in the track you place them, as this creates a more refined product, but it will take longer to get these resources to the front of the supply track where they can be used. Shipping, investments, and Boomtown offices often reward players who fulfill them earlier, so it's a careful balance of risk and reward.

Contents: 1 board (4 board sections, 8 terrain tiles, 1 water tile), 56 mining tokens, 4 player boards (1 each in 4 player colors: white, aqua, orange and purple), 4 miner score tokens (1 each in 4 player colors), 48 camp pieces (12 each in 4 player colors), 48 influence tokens (12 each in 4 player colors), 12 stagecoaches (3 each in 4 player colors), Boomtown Offices, 20 Investment cards, 5 Investment Bonus tiles, 12 shipping bonus tiles, 4 player order tokens, resource tokens (stone, wood, copper, silver, gold), and rules.

Features

Number of Players 2 to 4
Playing Time 40 to 80 minutes
Suggested Ages 13 and up
Mechanics area control, modular board, American West, economic, territory building, Gold West
Designer Kevern, J. Alex
Illustrator Adam P. McIver
Publisher Tasty Minstrel Games
Year Published 2015
Binding Box
Condition New

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