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The City

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Our Price: $29.99
2 -5
20 minutes
Designer: Thomas Lehmann

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 102206


In The City, players try to quickly and skillfully build their own city over the rounds, bringing in revenue and victory points (VPs). The cards are both buildings and currency, and the first player to collect 50 victory points wins the game. Victory points are cumulative from round to round, so a fast start yields a big advantage.

Each turn, each player places a card from his hand face down, then all cards are simultaneously revealed. The cards show the buildings that the players want to build that round; building costs are paid for by discarding other cards. Some buildings provide income at the end of the round in the form of new cards, with certain buildings increasing the income provided by others; similarly, some buildings boost the VPs provided by others, with a University, for example, being worth one more VP for each School you have in play.

Certain buildings have symbols on them car, fountain, shopping cart - and the income and VPs provided by some buildings depends on how many symbols you have in play; the Autobahn, for example, is worth one dollar (i.e., card) and one VP for each car symbol you control. GRYPHON BOOKSHELF SERIES #21

Game Components:

5 General Contractor Cards
107 Game Cards
12 Survey Markers
87 Victory Point Chips
1 Rule Booklet
Final Thoughts

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Race to build the most profitable city October 6, 2021
Reviewer: Mikey  
This is a game that starts off slowly and builds until it eventually starts snowballing to a crazy fast climatic ending that just brings fun and quick decision making to the table for everyone. Since the cards you place in your city also generate differing numbers of cards or points you get each round your personal tableau, or engine of city cards you’re building, will start with only generating 1 point or maybe a card or two. Each round the pace quickens and you can begin to choose cards based on their abilities, it could be a fun strategy to go for a fast card drawing city so that you have plenty of currency to build larger buildings, or you may decide to work on lots of point generation buildings and make a steady climb in points.  There is a lot I like about this game, the game length, how the pace and intensity increases each round, and the special cards that allow playing off of your opponents cities are my biggest pros for why we still continue to enjoy this one.

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