Monday, May 04, 2015

#26: Suburbia (Mark's 100 - 2014)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 26th
  • 2012: prior to publication
  • 2010: prior to publication
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 44
  • rating: 7.75
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • A city-building game that does three things really, really well: 1) it plays cleanly, 2) it uses the Age of Steam braking system in a way that doesn't make me want to throw myself out a window, and 3) every player ends up with a city/neighborhood with it's own personality.
Tips & Tricks:
  • Do not forget the goals... they can often spell the difference between victory & defeat. You don't have to win them - you just can't let your opponent(s) get those points.
  • Cash flow is key - you don't have to be rich (unless a goal specifies it), but you can't let yourself go under financially.
  • In some ways, the 2 player game is more swing-y than the 3 or 4 player game... because of the number of tiles you don't see in the game. (I still really like as a 2 player game.)
  • The Suburbia app for the iOS had a rocky launch but has turned out to be a lot of fun.
  • The first expansion - Suburbia, Inc. - is an excellent addition to the game. 
  • The next expansion - Suburbia Five Star - will come out this fall (October 2015).

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