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Gear & Piston
Product code: AB9458
£44.99 Our Price: £30.00
It is 1888, and everywhere you turn, people are talking about the
horseless carriage. They are also talking about Jenatzy and Cugnot, Benz
and Diesel, Atkinson and Butler – visionaries now remembered for their
passion to create, to progress, and to succeed. But this game is not
about them, these giants of engineering.
No, in Gear & Piston, you play one of the unsung heroes of history, an
engineer of meagre means but great ambition, trying to build a prototype
for picky investors seeking to profit from the future of transport. Will
you make a name for yourself as an automotive pioneer, change the
history of motorized transportation, and win the race that is Gear and
Piston? With a lot of skill and a little luck, maybe. If nothing else,
try not to blow yourself up in the process.
In the game, each player builds an automobile prototype by taking
actions in different locations. You may patent brand-new parts in the
Patent Office, look for rejected, volatile pieces of machinery in the
chaos of the Junk Yard, try to gain an edge through the Back Alley, and
finally build your prototype in the Workshop. All this just to please
the two investors who are doing the rounds of the different engineering
outfits, and who will be evaluating your rickety mess of an automobile.
Good timing, keeping an eye on your competitors, and even a dash of luck
are all you need to succeed in this business. So grab a wrench, some
elbow grease, and your wits, and put some gears and pistons together!
Eclectic Games, Reading - Fri Feb 26 06:20:49 GMT 2021 [web4]