Ur, 1830 BC
- U p d a t e d 13th August 2001
Update (13th August 2001)
From Jeroen Doumen (11th August 2001)
The game is about irrigation. Each player represents a (rich) family of landowners, who can own land in the latifundia (farms). The latifundia (like the companies in 18xx) operate on the gameboard by digging canals and building pumps. By irrigating land a latifundium can make money.
Each game turn consists of three rounds: firstly the land round, where players can buy and sell land much like stock in 18xx games. The operating round follows, in which each latifundium (the player with the most land controlling it) can dig canals and buy new pumps and/or digging teams. At the end of a turn the rain period starts, and water flows down the river. Every pump can now divert water to nearby (sold) land, and generate income by irrigating it.
Like trains in 18xx games, in the beginning of the game only rudimentary pumps and digging teams are available. As the game progresses, better ones become available for purchase, and old ones become obsolete due to this technological development.
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