This was inspired by the Twilight Struggle Strategy site, which has a detailed article for each individual card in that game. Power Grid is my favorite board game and I’ve played a ton of it in person and online, so I decided to try my own version of that. Here are articles for each individual power plant, which covers more ground than you may think at first glance!
To some degree it depends on the plant, but generally I try to cover: auction value in various situations and points in the game, fundamental starting-build tips if it’s a starting plant, how resources should be managed, synergy with other plants, and long-term strategies if it’s an endgame plant. I also cover multiplayer and 2-player games separately – I love 2-player in this game and it receives hardly any serious discussion!
Note that these articles are concerned with the maps which are available on BSW (see Glossary of Terms for more information). I don’t have enough experience vs. quality competition to give the same level of advice for China or Korea, unfortunately!
Anyway, here is an index of all my completed power plant articles in numerical order. Just click on the picture to go to that plant’s article!
In addition to these, I have written a 3-part guide to high-level 2-player games. Here is a page with links to each part:
UPDATE: I recently started recording Youtube videos of my Power Grid games! These feature live commentary as I play or watch others play, and do a hell of a lot more than any article to show how complex & varied this game is when played well. Here is my frequently-updated playlist of all my recorded games: