An energetic economic game for 2 – 6 players at age 12+

Friedemann Friese

Graphics & Design: Maura Kalusky

Playing time: 120 minutes - Empfehlungsliste Spiel des Jahres 2005

 Polish Game Of The Year 2007

Earning money with electric power? Earning lots of money with electric power? A very good idea!!! Should I use coal or oil to generate power in the old-fashioned or will there be a shortage of those resources in the future? Will there be a future in burning garbage? Certainly nuclear power is very exciting and as long as the government will manage the nuclear waste there will be a lot of profit. Of course, you can use more ecological friendly power and be independent of resources. But will such power plants be powerful enough for the customers in the future? Naturally, you must watch your competitors to see what plants they build, which cities they have in their net, what resources they depend on, and what new power plants they find interesting.

Idea of the game:
Each player represents a company, which owns power plants and tries to supply electricity to cities. During the game, the players bid for power plants and buy resources to produce electricity. They must also expand their networks to supply a growing number of cities with electricity.

1 board with two maps (both sides: Germany and U.S.A.), 6 x 22 wooden houses, 84 wooden tokens, money, 5 summary cards, 43 power plant cards

    The 1st Expansion
    The 2nd Expansion
    The 3rd Expansion
    The 4th Expansion
    The 5th Expansion
    The 6th Expansion
Promo cards
    Spiel 2008
    Spiel 2009
      English version by Rio Grande Games  
     Czech/Slovakian version by Albi    
      Polish version by Lacerta  
      Italian version by Stratelibri  
     French version by Filosofia
     Spanish version by edge  
     Dutch version by 999 Games   
     Chinese version by Swan Panasia  
     Korean version by Korea Board Games  
     Portuguese version by RunaDrake   
     Japanese version by Arclight   
The Rest
  Funkenschlag can be played online at
  You find a video-review for Funkenschlag at: Boardgames With Scott

Media response:
- „A strategic game, that is enlightening [...] The design is fresh and forward.“ David Frogier de Ponlevoy, Heilbronner Stimme, 12.03.2005
„No sign of boredom to find.“ Edwin Ruschitzka, Südwest Presse, 26.03.2005