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Simcity type games

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Are there any board games out there that copy the typical city builder?
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Lots of board games have a "build your city" theme. Some are more reminiscent of PC games than others. Here are a few:

Cities:Skylines (new, based on the PC game)

Suburbia (a classic, and justifiably so)

Quadropolis (clever and relatively simple rules)

Era: Medieval Age (building a 3D medieval town)

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Check out Keyflower. It's closer to Sim Village but it definitely has the feel of a city building game.
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Also, while not building a city, you might also be interested in something like Caverna, which is basically Dwarf Fortress the board game.

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Thanks guys, These all look interesting.
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AWS260 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:13 pm
Lots of board games have a "build your city" theme. Some are more reminiscent of PC games than others. Here are a few:

Cities:Skylines (new, based on the PC game)

Suburbia (a classic, and justifiably so)

Quadropolis (clever and relatively simple rules)

Era: Medieval Age (building a 3D medieval town)
I have my eye on Era. That looks pretty cool.

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dbt1949 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:36 pm
Are there any board games out there that copy the typical city builder?


FWIW, Sprawlopolis from Button Shy Games makes for a nifty wallet-sized microgame that plays great as a solo game:
In Sprawlopolis, 1-4 players work together to build a new city from the ground up. Using only 18 cards and a variable scoring system, the game is never the same twice. Each turn, players will play 1 card from their hand to the growing city, trying to score as many points as possible. Players will have to communicate and plan without revealing their own cards in order to most efficiently develop large areas in each of the 4 zone types. Watch out though, the city hates paying for road maintenance so each road will cost you points in the end. When all cards have been placed, the game ends and players see if they have met dynamically generated minimum score for their game. Can you meet the demands of the officials, work with your fellow planners and build the ultimate urban wonder? It’s time to find out!

Jackhammers chattering, trucks beeping, engines roaring, the sounds of construction are everywhere. Sprawlopolis is growing and YOU are in charge of it all. The last team of planners couldn't cut it, so the city turned to your team, the best of the best. If anyone can turn this tiny town into a thriving civic center it's you.
Though I'd say Suburbia perhaps comes closest to a board game-equivalent of SimCity. The recently released Suburbia Collector's Edition is a nice option too, as it includes all previous expansions as well as deluxe components with much-improved new artwork.
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Cool! Thanks!
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