Le Havre is a game about managing a Harbor, building ships and constructing buildings.
On each turn, players must decide whether to take good of one type or to carry out a building action.
The number of goods on offer varies from turn to turn. New goods of each kind are added regularly, building up until a player takes them.
Wood, clay and iron are building resources. Fish, grain and cattle are used to feed your dock workers. Actions in buildings allow goods to be upgraded -- just turn the tokens over to show the reverse side.
Wood, for example, can be upgraded to charcoal in the Kiln. Where once it could have been used as a building resource, now it supplies more energy. Energy is required, for example, to upgrade clay to brick in the Brickworks.
And the Kiln and Brickworks are just two of the 33 buildings to be found in Le Havre. An additional 36 Special buildings, of which only a few are used in each game, make each game new and different.
At the end of the game, the player with the largest fortune is the winner. This is the total of the player's money and the value of his or her ships and buildings.
Le Havre can be played by 1-5 players, either in a shortened version or as a full game, ensuring that it provides the right level of challenge for any game table.
33 Standard Building Cards
36 Special Building Cards
20 Round/Ship Cards
11 Loan Cards
5 Game Turn/Buttery Cards
5 Round Overview Cards
33 "Le Grand Hameau" Special Building Cards
- 48 "1 Franc" Coins
- 30 "5 Franc" Coins
- 60 Cattle/Meat Tokens
- 60 Grain/Bread Tokens
- 30 Iron/Steel Tokens
- 42 Clay/Brick Tokens
- 48 Wood/Charcoal tokens
- 42 Fish/Smoked Fish Tokens
- 30 Coal/Coke Tokens
- 30 Hides/Leather Tokens
Game Length:100-200 minutes
This is the 2008 Lookout Games/2013 Z-Man Games Edition that includes the Le Grand Hameau Expansion