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The City

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The City

2-5 Players
Best of 3 players

30 Min
Playing time

Age: 10+
Minimum age


(Good - usually willing to play.)

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In The City, players try to quickly and skillfully build their own city over the course of turns, bringing in income 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 accumulated from turn to turn, so a quick start gives a big advantage.

In each round, each player places one card from their hand face down, and then all cards are revealed simultaneously. The cards indicate which buildings the players want to build during that round; the building costs are paid by discarding the other cards. Some buildings provide income at the end of the round in the form of new cards, with some buildings increasing the income provided by others; similarly, some buildings increase the VPs provided by others, with a university, for example, being worth one more VP for each school in play.

Some buildings carry symbols - car, fountain, shopping cart - and the income and PVs of some buildings depend on the number of symbols you have in play; the highway, for example, is worth a dollar (i.e. a map) and a PV for every car symbol you control.

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The City funded on the Kickstarter platform

The City was funded on the Crowdfunding Kickstarter (See the campaign) platform on the 15 February 2019, the campaign lasted 22 days. 1,082 people helped funded the game, whose the amount requested was $10,000.00. Thanks to these 1,082 people the game could be funded up to $41,360.00, ~413.60%.

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Contents of the box : 5 general contractor cards, 107 game cards, 12 survey markers, 87 victory point tokens, 1 rule book.

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Primary titleThe City
Year published2019
Release DateNovember 2019
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EAN Code0609456648066
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DesignersThomas Lehmann
ArtistsKlemens FranzJoão Tereso
PublishersEagle-Gryphon Games
Type of publicFamily