Coal mining has now become an inherent and lucrative business for farmers in the Ruhr valley. Industrialization is slowly beginning in this region. The tunnels are dug deeper and longer, which is made possible by the use of iron. Water channels are implemented to help drain the pit water. A considerable part of the population earns their living exclusively by coal mining and delivering the "black gold" to peddlers and the first coal barges cruising the river which gives its name to the valley and the whole area - the Ruhr.

Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley - Game Components

Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley provides players a deeper gaming experience through the addition of 21 new development tiles and 2 new challenging game modules. 13 of the new development tiles can be mixed with the development tiles from the base game without including any of the new modules in this expansion. The development board is expanded by a fifth level of developments. Additionally, a new resource, iron, is introduced to support the players' Enhanced Tunnel boards!


21 Development tiles

26 Various Marker

4 Workshop tiles

1 Assist tile for the fifth level

1 Winter payment tile

1 Thanksgiving tile

4 Water channel markers 

4 Victory point tokens

20 Grey iron props (wooden)

1 Extended year track tile

4 Farmer's Wife tiles

4 Enhanced tunnel boards

1 Rules booklet

Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley is an expansion to Haspelknecht. The base game is required to play this expansion.

Rahdo Talks Through Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley

2 - 4 players

90 - 120 minutes



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