Greenbrier Games Inc.
Based in Marlborough, MA (USA)

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Heavy Steam



You are the pilot of a Steam Titan - a giant war machine fueled by a mysterious compound known as “zenjin,” more commonly referred to as steam rock. As a pilot you will need to strategically allocate steam between your weapons, defenses, and movement thrusters to complete a variety of scenario objectives. More often than not, those objectives involve the utter annihilation of opposing Titans! Are you ready to test your metal?


Steam Titan pilots are selected from the best of the best; each pilot needs to be a top of the line navigator, engineer, and strategist. Using your pilot’s unique abilities, along with cards that augment both your Titan and the terrain, you’ll decide when to power up your weapons, bolster your defenses, or transfer steam to your legs to outmaneuver the opposition. Phases allow you to reallocate steam, perform devastating attacks, or purchase new cards to upgrade your Titan. Because the flow of steam takes time, you’ll need to plan several turns ahead while being ready to react immediately to incoming attacks. But be careful - move too much steam too quickly and vital components of your Titan are liable to reach critical levels of pressure. No matter which scenario you face, you’ll need to bring every ounce of your metal to the table to take down the opposing pilots!


Scott Kimball, game designer, wargamer at heart, and Zpocalypse fan wanted to create a game that had a feel of Space Alert, but where the players battle each other, not against a programmed AI. He teamed up with Greenbrier Games to create Heavy Steam.


  • In Heavy Steam you play the role of a Pilot controlling your steam titian’s systems from the command center inside its head.
  • Fully customize your steam titan: choose a robot, recruit your pilot, then customize with weapons of your choice.
  • Plan ahead if you want to power your legs, weapons or other systems.
  • The battle board is abstracted with easy to master combat.
  • Event cards, terrain cards and other cards keep the game fresh and new every time you play.
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4 ( Supports more players with multiple copies)
  • Time Required: 90 min
  • Recommended ages: 14+


Cyrils Brettspiele - Heavy Steam - in a nutshell (N23) - Titans .... YouTube

Heavy Steam – Gen Con 2015 (boardgamegeektv) YouTube

Greenbrier Games has Heavy Steam at Origins 2015 YouTube

Bower's Game Corner: Heavy Steam Review YouTube

quick look at heavy steam YouTube

PAX East 2015: Heavy Steam by boardgamegeektv YouTube

Heavy Steam Kickstarter Video v1.0 Vimeo

Heavy Steam Gameplay video Vimeo

Heavy Steam Preview - with Ryan Metzler (The Dice Tower) YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "Fix Targets and Full Steam Ahead!: A Review of ‘Heavy Steam’ from Greenbrier Games"

    - By Jeff McAleer - Dec 4, 2015, thegaminggang.com
  • "TGG Outside the Box: ‘Heavy Steam’ from Greenbrier Games"

    - By Jeff McAleer - Aug 18, 2015, thegaminggang.com
  • "Heavy Steam Review: The Most Gentlemanly Brutal Board Game Ever"

    - by Wyatt at 5/27/2015 05:34:00 PM, spritesanddice.com
  • "Featured Games: Heavy Steam Core Game"

    - , gametrademagazine.com
  • "Support your Inner Geek– Featuring: Greenbrier’s Heavy Steam"

    - Geek's Lair Gaming | 04/18/2014, geekslairgaming.wordpress.com
  • "I was able to preview their new game Heavy Steam in-depth, and can say that it's one of the most unique resource management games I've ever played."

    - Jonathan Bolding | 16 April 2014 2:45 pm, http://www.escapistmagazine.com
  • "At its core, the game is about harnessing the power of steam and unleashing it in devastating ways that James Watt* could have only dreamed of."

    - by Ryan LaFlamme April 2, 2014, cardboardrepublic.com
  • "GAMA Trade Show 2014: Greenbrier Games Reveals ‘Heavy Steam’ Kickstarter on the Horizon."

    - by Jeff McAleer , The Gaming Gang
  • "The Weight of Vapor "

    - posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014. , tabletopgamingnews.com

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About Greenbrier Games Inc.

Greenbrier Games, an independent game company based out of Marlborough, MA, is a small team of tabletop games designers and publishers headed up by Jeff Gracia. The company has expanded from their original goal of game design to game publishing, miniatures design, and taking on games in a variety of tabletop styles that all have one common factor; they’re fun to play.

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Heavy Steam Credits

GreenBrier Games

Scott Kimball
Game Designer

Peter Johnston
Artist, Freelancer

Julie Ahern
Lead Creative Writer

Mike Rogers
Graphic Design

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