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Plan, build, and develop your small borough into a major metropolis. Use hex-shaped building tiles to add residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby boroughs.
Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build up an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient, and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth.
As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As our reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population).
Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents. This is accomplished by steadily increasing your borough's income and reputation throughout the game.
|A very enjoyable city building, tile-laying game that rewards the player who builds the most populous city. I really enjoy this game, I like the sliding scale of prices of the tiles in the marketplace, I also love the fact that you need to balance income with reputation in order to increase your population in a gradual, manageable way. These 2 'resources' can be increased or decreased, and these will affect your ability to grow your population, which is ultimately the victory points that win you the game. Grow population too quickly, and your income and reputation will be knocked back - perfectly thematic as towns boom and bust! This is what I like most about the game, the thematic flavour of the tiles and their effects which means players have to think especially carefully about which tiles they go after, and which ones they let their opponents buy! Placing the hex shaped tiles is a bit of a puzzle therefore, as adjacency is very important most of the time, and some of the tiles reward you or penalise you depending on how many of that type are in each city etc. For example, add a 'Fancy Restaurant' to your district and it will boost your income at the end of the round, but as more restaurants are added, your income will be reduced, as less people visit the 'fancy restaurant'! In addition, each player has a hidden goal, that means VP's at the end of the game, and there are also goals in the public domain to go after as well, so this will mean players will compete and possibly fight over certain tiles to make sure they achieve those goals! I can't vouch for how the game plays at a higher player count but I can say that it plays excellently with 2 and 3 players, taking between 60 and 90 minutes in my experience. My only gripe about the game is the graphic design, as it isn't too pretty or inspiring, and makes the game look quite abstract, but the game-play and mechanics are certainly excellent.|
|By||MrsEvilSoupdragon||From||West Midlands in United Kingdom|
|This is a very good tile laying game which allows you to build your own city. Now I'm going to confess here that initially when I saw this on "The Dice Tower Review" I initially wasn't interested my other half however was really keen. What put me off was the fact that it looked a little bit mathy and complicated! Well I now take all that back we purchased it when in spirit a couple of weeks ago and its been hitting our table again and again and again. Some evenings we can get a good couple of games of this in, what initially put me off was the scoring tracker I thought it looked complicated but actually its not that bad at all. The other element I was a little concerned about was the mathy element but again playing it has shown me that its nowhere near what I thought, in actual fact its really very simple. purchase tiles, place them in your city score gain population or reputation bonuses, based on where you place the tiles. To win you need to gain the most population you do this by completing your own secret objective and then also attempting to complete the generic objectives (number of objectives depends on the number of participants)if there is a draw no-one gains the bonus. You also get population and reputation based on where you place tiles, money also can help you to win as well as this is converted into victory points at the end of the game. I would definitely recommend this game - I love it and I didn't think I would its really nice light-medium game nice for the evenings and pretty easy to teach newbies. Its that good we have just collected the expansion on Saturday!!|
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