Rise to Power – City-Building Strategy Card Game


A City-Building Strategy Card Game for 2 to 6 Players

Rise to Power is set in a futuristic world, one which has discovered an abundant source of energy, dubbed PRISM. Competing power companies are scrambling to extract as much PRISM as they can to increase their influence by powering districts and, ultimately, controlling the city's power needs.

At its core, Rise to Power is a city-building strategy card game. Players take turns extracting PRISM, and using it to fulfil district contracts offered by the government.

As players power districts, their play area will reflect the state of their city influence. The more districts powered, the more visually stunning their city will look.

PRISM has accelerated society's technological progress and fed a boom in power needs. PRISM is abundant and radically different to conventional power sources. Cities are converting their power grids to make use of PRISM and demand is high.

Throughout the game, players will draw PRISM cards and use these to pay the PRISM cost needed to activate or upgrade a district. Players are rewarded for paying the exact amount, with no wastage, portraying the need for efficiency and promoting careful planning.

Before a district can be powered, it is first acquired as a 'contract.' A contract is a company's agreement to provide power to that district.

Powering a contract allow players to expand their power grid capabilities and also increases a company's influence.

Exchange Abilities, on the other hand, perform powerful actions – at the cost of giving up the district, which is placed on the The Exchange for others to take.



Shipping is $10 AUD per copy within Australia. Postage for rest of the world is calculated at the checkout. There is no shipping for the Print & Play edition.


Gameplay Videos

Note that the instructional video below is out of date. Please watch the gameplay demonstration video above to see how the latest rules are played.

Rulebook & Short Story


Component Breakdown

Artwork: 20 original pieces of artwork by Nick Smith
Cards: 168 cards in total
Player Mats: 6 player mats, thick stock in glossy finish
Wooden Markers: 18 black round wooden markers
Box: Thick book-bound box laminated in matte finish; big enough to hold sleeved cards 



Rise to Power uses 57.5 x 89mm cards. We recommend our Premium Card Sleeve Pack for Rise to Power.