Power GridÊis the updated release of theÊFriedemann FrieseÊcrayon gameÊFunkenschlag. It removes the crayon aspect from network building in the original edition, while retaining the fluctuating commodities market likeÊCrude: The Oil GameÊand an auction round intensity reminiscent ofÊThe Princes of Florence. The objective ofÊPower GridÊis to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities. However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.