Tuesday, April 03, 2012

#67: The City (Mark's 100 - 2012)

The City

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 67th
  • 2010: prior to publication
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 1362
  • rating: 6.70
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • A stripped-down & family-friendly use of the Race for the Galaxy mechanic - this time for city-building. It's fast (15 minutes or so) and has that potato-chip ("can't play just one time") quality.
Tips & Tricks:
    • Tom Lehman (the designer) suggests that The City is "a 5 minute bit of strategy planning followed by a horse race to the end of the game."
    • It's a lot easier to play if you use poker chips to track points.
    • This is the newest game on my Top 100 - and I've played it 18 times in 7 weeks.
    • Be warned - there is not (yet) an English version of this game... and if German text frightens your fellow gamers, this will not be a comfortable fit for you.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Oops! No sure why you linked your Can't Stop review to The City.

    Love your top 100 list and comments!