Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game sequel to Martin Wallace' 2007 masterpiece, Brass. Birmingham tells the story of competing entrepreneurs in Birmingham during the industrial revolution, between the years of 1770–1870.
Brass: Birmingham is a finely brewed sequel to one of history's most industrial economic games. It offers a very different story arc and experience from its predecessor. Many of the tried and true strategies of the original are no longer as powerful as they once were, and other interesting new strategies are waiting for you to discover.
As in its predecessor, you must develop, build, and establish your industries and network, in an effort to exploit low or high market demands. Each round, players take turns according to the turn order track, receiving two actions to perform any of the following actions (found in the original game):
- 1) Build – Pay required resources and place an industry tile.
- 2) Network – Add a rail / canal link, expanding your network.
- 3) Develop – Increase the VP value of an industry.
- 4) Sell – Sell your cotton, manufactured goods and pottery.
- 5) Loan – Take a £30 loan and reduce your income.