By: Capstone Games

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Board Games (Capstone Games)

Last Stocked on 8/7/2022

Product Info

Thomas Spitzer
Publish Year
NKG Part #
MFG. Part #
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 - 4 Players
Game Length
90 Minutes


Prepare to embark upon an adventure through time! Cover the history of coal mining in Germany over the course of three board games. We begin with the discovery of coal in Germany's Ruhr valley in the 16th century, a time when the land was blanketed with forests and roads were scarce. A young shepherd who made a campfire in a pit for warmth noticed his fire seemed to burn much longer than usual. The next day, he discovered shiny black stones amidst the ashes, which were still glowing and burning. The boy told the farmer about the stones and, when the work in the fields was done, they dug in the pit together, looking for more. The deeper they dug, the more nasty pit water appeared, making the digging increasingly difficult. Once at home, they discussed the techniques and tools that could be used to get rid of the pit water so they could dig deeper and extract those magical shiny black stones called coal.


  • 1 Year wheel board
  • 4 Player boards
  • 3 Resource boards
  • 20 Development tiles
  • 4 Assist tiles
  • 4 'Coal-miner & Haspelknecht' tiles
  • 16 Building tiles
  • 4 Improved farmhands
  • 24 Action markers
  • 24 Debt chits
  • 16 Thaler coins
  • 1 Year marker
  • 36 Action disks
  • 80 Coal cubes
  • 34 Wood tokens
  • 18 Food tokens
  • 44 Player disks
  • 18 Pit water tokens
  • 1 Phase marker
  • 1 Bag
  • 1 Rulebook
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