In Haspelknecht, the players take upon the role of farmers with opportunities to exploit the presence of coal in their lands in the southern part of the Ruhr region. Coal was found here, nearly at the surface.
Haspelknecht is set in the times where the lands were mostly flocked with forests and roads were rare. The players will obtain knowledge, extend the farm and dig deeper in the ground to get more coal. The game has a very interesting and innovative action selection mechanism and many ways lead to victory.