World’s Fair 1893 is an area control and set collection game set amidst the wonder and beauty of this grand exhibition held in Chicago in 1893.
The World’s Fair of 1893 showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment. Acting as an organizer of the fair, send out your supporters to gain favor with influential people and secure the grand exhibits that will be put on display
• Players: 2-4
• Ages: 10+
• Time: 35–45 Minutes
Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower podcast — “World’s Fair 1893 … I was very impressed with this one. It’s a nice, gateway-style game … but there was some good depth to it, too.”
Republic – Daniel Burnham – Ferris Wheel
Viking Ship – Tesla’s Experiments – Olden Fruit Farm
Chris Leder, designer of Roll For It! from Calliope Games — “World’s Fair is simply amazing. The gameplay is accessible and smooth, the theme is implemented in a perfect way, the art is gorgeous, and the wealth of strategy is immense. … This is a truly unique and enjoyable game.”
World’s Fair 1893 is an area majority and set collection game for 2-4 players that plays in about 40 minutes. On your turn, you send a supporter to one of the fives areas and collect all the cards next to it. Choose carefully to collect the cards you need and also beat out your opponents for control in the various areas:
- The main exhibit cards could earn you the most points, but only if you have the supporters you need in the matching area to get the exhibits approved into the fair.
- Favors from the influential figure cards will increase your supporters in the areas and help you approve the exhibits you’ve already collected.
- The Midway ticket cards for the fun and profitable attractions score you a small number of points and move the game forward.
You can download the rulebook or watch a video tutorial on the How To Play page.
Rob Cramer, Giant from the North — “The scoring timer as a car revolving around the Ferris wheel throughout the rounds is a neat touch in a game full of neat touches.”