Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Steam Park is one of the latest games from Iello Games. The object of the game is to build the best theme park and earn the most profit from the rides and stands you build throughout the park.
The components comprise of: 24 dice (6 for each player), 42 Visitors (7 for each of the 6 colors), 4 Starting Ground tiles, 20 Additional Ground tiles, 18 Rides (3 for each color and 6 in each size), 24 Stands (4 for each of the 6 kinds), 1 Turn Track, 4 Turn Order token, 1 Turn Counter, 4 Pig boards, Dirt tokens, 34 Bonus cards, 1 Cotton bag, 4 Reference cards, Banknotes for money, 1 Rule book
Play: During each turn (6 turns total), all players roll their 6 dice and continue to roll them until they are satisfied with the results on each die. The first player that stops rolling their die takes the 1st player Turn Token. The second player who stops takes the next turn token, and so on.
On the 1st Token there two dirt removal icons which represent removing dirt from the player. The 2nd token also has dirt removal. The 3rd has none and the 4th gives dirt to the player.
Dirt is a BAD thing to have in the end! For the amount of dirt you have at the end you will deduct some money based on the amount of dirt. There is a Reference track for that payment.
Once players have finished rolling their dice, the 1st player will play his dice in any order to either build rides, build stands, get rid of dirt, play card(s) from their hand, try to gather people for the rides or be blank. They can also be used to help you expand your park for more space.
Once you have built rides you can try to get people for those rides to earn you cash each round. Unfortunately these people also create Dirt in the park. Remember to clean the dirt up or be penalized in the end.
Stands can earn you actions like: Draw a new person from the bag, convert a die to another side of that same die, clean extra dirt, place a meeple of a different color on a ride (temporarily).
You will want to expand your park at some point because when you lay the rides down and the stands down they can not touch each other unless it’s the same colored ride touching each other or the same stand touching each other. For instance, a Red 3 person ride can be upgraded by adding a red 2 Person or a red 1 Person ride to it. You can not add for instance a blue ride to the red ride.
For each person you have in your park at the end of the round you score 3 money. You can also earn money by some of the cards you play (but remember, you will need dice to play a card)
The winner in the end is the person who has the most money.
My Final Thoughts: I love the 3D aspect of the components that are used for rides and stands. The dice could have been a little heavier (they are made out of wood), but that is not a deal breaker. I think people who have been playing games for a while and even new folks to the hobby would really love to play this game. It’s simple to teach and it does require some thinking at times to see how you can maximize your profits. I would recommend this game to everyone!
I want to thank Iello Games for sending a review copy. You can find out more about Iello Games at:
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