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Steam Park

| Published: 2013
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As owners of a fantastic steam park, you're to build gigantic, coal-powered rides to attract as many visitors as you can – but building attractions won't be enough. You'll also need to manage your employees, invest in advertising in order to attract and please the different kinds of guests visiting your park, and, above all, keep the dirt that your park produces under strict control!

Steam Park is an easy-to-learn game with two difficulty levels: one for the less experienced gamers and a more strategic one for those who want a more exciting challenge. In this management game, you'll have to build your own amusement park and make it the largest and most profitable in the region. By constructing the three-dimensional, wonderful rides designed by Marie Cardouat, you will see your park grow right before your eyes. Choose your strategy! Build Stands to attract more Visitors, or Toilets to keep the Dirt under control. Whatever decision you take, take it quickly: The less time you spend planning, the more time you'll have to maintain your park. Thanks to a clever, original action-choosing mechanism, winning in Steam Park is as much a matter of being the best as of being the fastest!

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14 of 14 gamers found this helpful
“Fantastic theme with immersive gameplay!”

The first thing you notice while un-boxing this game is how fantastic it looks! The beautiful artwork (by Marie Cardouat of Dixit fame) and three-dimensional pieces go a long way to immerse players in the world of Steam Park.

Each player starts with a flat “ground tile” in front of them, and will compete each round by simultaneously rolling and re-rolling six dice to determine their actions this turn. Turn order (and dirt penalty) is decided by whoever finalises their dice rolls first each round.

Players then use their turns to build rides or stands, attract visitors, clean dirt, expand your park or play objective cards, depending on their dice rolled, sometimes also using special abilities. Players also earn money (and dirt) each turn based on the number of visitors on their rides.

Look and Feel
The ride pieces are three-dimensional and you literally put the visitors on top of these as if they were riding. Gamers will find it hard not to be absorbed and feel like you’re really building your own park!

Best and Worst
Best: The amazing game pieces and three-dimensional feel.
Worst: The currency consists of small carboard dollar-note-style pieces. They are good quality and attractive but soon become annoying to use as they fall over if you stack them, and take up too much space if you spread them out in different denominations.

In short, the game is great fun and extremely pretty. It’s a relaxing and fun game with a finite length (6 rounds), which I like. The gameplay doesn’t quite vary enough to make it into my top five, but Steam Park is never boring and its uniqueness keeps it on my second shelf.

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Cooperative Game Explorer
Rated 100 Games
11 of 17 gamers found this helpful
“Furious Flinging Fun”

Our first play of this game was when my best friend brought his copy to our house. We loved it right from the first dice chuck. My wife had been on me ever since to add it to our collection. Well, we finally got it.

It is so much fun to furiously and simultaneously roll the dice, in a race to grab the 1st player marker and not be stuck with extra dirt in your park. Dirt management and customer satisfaction are two extremely important VP-grabbing areas in this game, and we are giddy every time we try to improve our scores. Adding in the spacial aspect of physically building rides in our park, and placing robomeeples is just plain fun.

I would certainly recommend this game to anyone who is looking for a different theme, and different mechanics married together. I feel we will be loving this game for years to come.


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