Canal Mania
Average rating 7.95 BGG average rating 6.89
Last played 12-Feb-2019 Players 3 - 5
Total plays 10 Designer Steve Kendall; Phil Kendall
Weight 1 Year 2006
Playing Time 90 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 2 0 8.00 8-Oct-2006
Boog 1 0 8.00 7-Aug-2007
Frank 2 0 8.00 12-Feb-2019
Gloria 1 0 8.00 12-Feb-2019
Joe 3 0 7.67 12-Feb-2019
Oggie 9 0 7.67 12-Feb-2019
Paul 5 2 8.40 13-Jul-2014
Steve 7 1 7.57 10-May-2016
Tel 10 7 8.30 12-Feb-2019

Canal Mania is a game about the great canal-building era of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that captures the feel of the period and gives players plenty of decision making in their attempts to complete some of the most famous British canals.

Players will engage brilliant engineers such as James Brindley and Thomas Telford in their efforts to create canals linking emerging manufacturing centers, thereby providing the waterways that supplied the goods generated by the Industrial Revolution.

The goal of this game is to have more victory points than your opponents. You gain victory points by building canals (with 0-3 victory point for each hex and 2-8 victory points for the contract) and moving goods through canals (1 for each town you visit, including the first one).

Each turn has 3 phases. In each Phase you can chose one action:

First Phase:
- Take a contract from parliament
- Exchange engineers
- Discard the five face up building cards
Second Phase:
- Pick up three face up build cards
- Build tiles
Third Phase:
- Move one good token
Any Phase Alternative:
- Draw one card from the top of the build deck

Build canals across England. Swap engineers. Tel always wins.