World's Fair 1893

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The World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international exhibition that showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment.

Acting as organizers of the fair, players work diligently to increase their influence throughout the fair and obtain the grand exhibits that will be put on display. The organizer who has earned the best reputation when the fair begins will emerge the victor!

The game consists of three scoring rounds, each triggered when players collectively gather a certain number of Midway tickets. Players gain reputation points for leading in number of supporters in an area and for gathering the most tickets in each round. The leaders in an area also receive approval for exhibit proposals they have gathered that match the area. Players gain reputation points at the end of the game based on the breadth and diversity of their approved exhibits.


Number of Players: 2-4
For Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 40 Minutes
MSRP: $40.00

Game Box Contains:

  • 1 Central Ferris Wheel Board
  • 91 Cards
  • 88 Supporter Cubes
  • 50 Exhibit Approvals
  • 40 Main Exhibits
  • 40 Leader Medals
  • 32 Midway Coins
  • 28 Midway Tickets
  • 23 Influential Figures
  • 5 Area Tiles
  • 4 Player Aids
  • 4 Scoring References
  • 1 Phase Tracker
  • Rulebook


J. Alex Kevern


Beth Sobel


Adam P. McIver


Randy Hoyt

Rulebook layout and editing

Jason D. Kingsley and Dustin Schwartz



"The best [at Gen Con] was definitely World's Fair 1893. I was blown away. This is a unique blend of card drafting and area control/influence that had me engaged every step of the way!" -Scot Eaton, designer of Blend Off from Thunderworks

"I was eager to try World's Fair 1893 because I had visited a special exhibit on the topic at the Chicago Field Museum last year. ... [It] lived up to my expectations. ... I was excited about the choices, and I like area control games that aren't super vicious." -Agent Emme, BoardGameGeek reviewer

"World's Fair 1893 is an elegantly designed game of area control and set collection that is certain to delight the masses. This has quickly risen to be a favorite for me to introduce people to our hobby because of its simplistic rules and complex mastery. Brilliant. Elegant. Fluid. World's Fair 1893 is a game that everyone should have in their collection." -Brandon Nall, Brawling Brothers podcast

How to Play

World's Fair 1893 is co-published with Foxtrot Games.

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