In 1776 a short canal was completed between the Duke of Bridgewater's coalmines in Worsley and the growing industrial town of Manchester. So began a transport revolution that saw Britain criss-crossed by over two thousand miles of canals, the work of a vast army of navvy labourers and an elite group of brilliant engineers.
In Canal Mania each player employs one of those engineers and attempts to construct part of the canal network. Players are rewarded for building locks, aqueducts and tunnels, and for completing those canals that Parliament gives permission to construct. Further gains are made when transporting goods.
This is a game that delivers an epic theme with plenty of decision-making, player interaction and good humour.
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Contents: 1 Illustrated map board, 176 Hexagonal tiles, 120 playing cards, 35 Playing pieces, 1 Rules booklet