Gearworks is a strategy card game for 1-4 players where you compete to build fantastical steampunk contraptions. It is a puzzle-style game that evokes the feel of Sudoku and features a mix of hand management and area control.
Strategically position your gears to fix a mysterious clockwork machine in the corner of the workshop. Earn mechanical parts produced by the machine and use them to complete your own steampunk creations!
Will the other tinkerers sabotage your efforts or will you become the master tinkerer?
HOW TO PLAY
1) Play cards
There are two rules:
Column color – only one card of each color in a single column.
Row order – all numbers in a single row must be in either ascending or descending order.
2) Rotate gears
Claim columns and rows as your own – that is, until your opponents take them away from you!
You may even earn bonus sparks based on where you play your cards.
3) Collect parts & build
Take one part for each column and row that you still control at the end of the round.
Build contraptions for bonus points! You get one contraption each round, and may also buy more throughout the game.
4) Score points
At the end of three rounds, score points for contraptions you built, unused parts, and sparks.
The player with the most points becomes the master tinkerer!
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45 Gear Cards
25 Contraption Cards
4 Tinkerer Cards
4 Reference Cards
2 Solo Cards
20 Wooden Sparks
9 Gear Tokens
27 Parts Tokens
1 Rulebook (download in English)
Upgrades Gear Tokens to wood
Adds 3 Contraption Cards
Adds plastic tray (fits sleeved cards)
Includes decorative box sleeve
Playmat sold separately