In Haspelknecht: The Story of Early Coal Mining, you will take on the role of farmers in the southern part of the Ruhr region. To exploit the presence of coal in your lands, players will obtain unique developments, expand their farms, dig deeper in the Earth to extract more coal, and hire contract workers such as the coal miner and Haspelknecht. Beware of quickly accumulating pit water, for it can stall your efforts and prevent your extraction of valuable coal.

Haspelknecht: The Story of Early Coal Mining is the first game of Thomas Spitzer's Coal Trilogy. The Coal Trilogy chronologically presents major milestones of Germany's historic coal industry. Additionally, the complexity of each subsequent game in the trilogy will gradually increase while maintaining fluid gameplay, with the most complex game as the final title of the trilogy!


Key Features:

  • The first gme of Thomas Spitzer's historic Coal Trilogy
  • Discover the beginning of coal mining
  • Acquire new technologies and hire contract workers to help extract more coal from deep in the ground
  • Expand your farm for valuable benefits and extra storage


Game Mechanics:

  • Worker Placement
  • Action Point Allowance
  • Action Drafting
  • Technology Tree

Haspelknecht: The Story of Early Coal Mining

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