Reviewed by Herb Levy
ANNO 1800 (Kosmos, 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 120 minutes; $69.95)
The Industrial Age was an age of transformation as societies moved from a primarily farm-centric lifestyle to one based on the power of machines. Entire nations underwent this change. In this new design by Martin Wallace, the focus for players is to transform their agrarian island into an industrial power, drawing on resources found in the Old World and the New, a challenge that finds players attempting to garner the most influence points as they bravely embark into the 19th century or, as the game suggests, crossing the line of Anno 1800.