- Players: 2-4
- Playing Time: 45-60mins
- Age: 13+
- Mechanisms: Area Control/Area Influence, Modular Board, Route/Network Building, Set Collection
- Designer: J. Alex Kevern
- Contents: 1 Game Board, 4 Board Sections, 8 Terrain Tiles, 1 Worker Tile, 56 Mining Tokens, 4 Player Boards, 4 Miner Score Tokens, 48 Camp Pieces, 48 Influence Tokens, 12 Stagecoaches, 12 Office Tiles, 20 Investment Cards, 5 Investment Bonus Tiles, 12 Shipping Bonus Tiles, 4 Player Order Tokens, Stone/Wood/Copper/Silver/Gold Resources
In Gold West, players compete as prospectors building their mining empires while vying over the precious metals of the frontier. In a delicate balance of resource management and area control, players must plan their building strategies while carefully managing their supply tracks to refine the right resources at the most opportune times. Stay a step ahead of the competition and you could lead the West into the Golden Age.
The goal of Gold West is to accumulate the most victory points through clever management of your growing mining empire. There are five resources in the game: the metals Copper, Silver, and Gold are used to acquire victory points in a variety of ways, while Timber and Stone are building materials used to build camps and settlements on the board to collect more resources and influence the landscape.