Power Grid: The First Sparks
– German Edition –

Designer: Friedemann Friese
Illustrations: Lars-Arne „Maura“ Kalusky

Game requirements

# of players: 2 to 6
Age: 12+
Playing time: 60 minutes

Theme of the game

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Power Grid, we take you back in time and let you experience the beginning of humanity.

Idea of the game

The playing time of First Sparks is shorter compared to the popular original Power Grid and the game offers a complete new aspect thanks to the knowledge cards.

Each player is the leader of a clan trying to survive during the Stone Age. The clans try to improve their abilities as hunters and gatherers with the help of different novel hunting weapons like fishing rods or spears.
With additional food, they are able to spread out and increase their numbers. They also need to discover different innovative technologies, so that they learn to control fire, or speech, or even increase their intelligence to have better chances to survive.
The players start as pure hunters and gatherers and need to keep track on new developments such as agriculture.
The player with a fully developed clan size will win this game.

Game Components

  • 6 board tiles
  • 1 storage board
  • 200 wooden pieces
  • 56 playing cards
  • 12 food supply tiles
  • 1 achievement sheet
  • 1 rules booklet

License editions

Further editions of the game have been published by our partners for the following countries / language areas: