Crystal Palace is a dice-placement game where players themselves determine the stats of their dice at the beginning of each round. The higher the number, the better - but it comes at a price.
In Crystal Palace, each player represents a nation during the first World's Fair of 1851 in London. To make sure that your country attracts everyone's attention, you are going to showcase spectacular inventions and recruit the brightest, most influential minds of your time. To prepare for the great event in the best possible way, you are pulling strings everywhere throughout the city. And it could be so easy - if your government had provided you with unlimited means. As it is, you are constantly torn between modest investments and excessive loans.
Crystal Palace is a dice-placement game where players themselves determine the stats of their dice at the beginning of each round. The higher the number, the better -- but it comes at a price. In the course of the game, dice are placed on 8 different action locations in a competition for the best resources, patents, and brains. In a world of slightly weird inventions, you will meet people like Phileas Fogg, Levi Strauss, and Charlortte Bronte, and invent gadgets such as the Thinking Machine, the Beer Glass Counter, or the Climate Changer.
Suggested Ages: 14 and up
Number of Players: 2 to 5
Playing Time: 60 to 150
Designer: Lauber, Carsten
Illustrator: Andrea Alemanno
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