Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game sequel to Martin Wallace' 2007 masterpiece, Brass. Birmingham tells the story of competing entrepreneurs in Birmingham during the industrial revolution, between the years of 1770-1870.
As in its predecessor, you must develop, build, and establish your industries and network, in an effort to exploit low or high market demands.
The game is played over two halves: the canal era (years 1770-1830) and the rail era (years 1830-1870). To win the game, score the most VPs. VPs are counted at the end of each half for the canals, rails and established (flipped) industry tiles.
Brass: Birmingham is a sequel to Brass. It offers a very different story arc and experience from its predecessor.
This game is currently rated number 8 on Boardgamegeek and it is easy to see why. It's best played with 3-4, but has a high learning curve, and its recommended to watch some how to play video's first.