Kohle & Kolonie takes you to the southern Ruhr area at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. You acquire mining claims and operate small and single mines in the area of today´s cities of Essen, Hattingen, Bochum and Witten. Over five rounds, you’ll place miners and engineers in your growing plant, attract new workers from surrounding villages, and build settlements to turn your mines into the most profitable production network possible. Consolidation is the key event: When the small mines of a mining claim are being merged and the newly created large mine is auctioned off, everything depends on your bid! But beware: It´s not just your fellow players who want to outbid you – the influential Coal Trust is also in on the action and challenging you for the valuable mining claims. Will you win the bid for the most attractive large mine?
After Ruhrschifffahrt, Kohle & Kolonie was the second game in author Thomas Spitzer´s coal trilogy. The third game was Haspelknecht. After being out of print for a while, Kohle & Kolonie is now available again by popular demand in a new Revised Edition. After Schichtwechsel (2021), this is the second title by Thomas Spitzer to be published by Spielefaible.