Rating: 7.7 Very Good
Popularity:15
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2015
Players: 1-7 players
Playing time: 20 minutes
Age:8+

Official Site: Between Two Cities game page


Created by: Matthew O'Malley, Morten Monrad Pedersen, Ben Rosset, Beth Sobel

Published by: Ghenos Games, Morning, Stonemaier Games

Description:

It is the early 1800s, a time of immense construction and urbanization. You are a world-renowned master city planner who has been asked to redesign two different cities.

Projects of such significance require the expertise of more than one person, so for each assignment you are paired with a partner with whom to discuss and execute your grandiose plans. Will your planning and collaborative skills be enough to design the most impressive city in the world?

Between Two Cities is a partnership-driven tile-drafting game in which each tile represents part of a city: factory, shop, park, landmarks, etc. You work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right to design the heart of another city.

On each turn you select two tiles from hand, reveal them, then work with your partners separately to place one of those tiles into each of your two cities before passing the remaining hand of tiles around the table.

At the end of the game, each city is scored for its livability. Your final score is the lower of the livability scores of the two cities you helped design. To win, you have to share your attention and your devotion between two cities. The player with the highest final score wins the game.

The game features play for 3-7 players in 20-25 minutes, a 2-player variant for head-to-head competition as well as a solo variant (Automa).

Prices:
Retail Price:$43
Amazon:$26
Ebay:$84
Awards:
Meeples' Choice Nominee 2015
Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Nominee 2015
Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2015

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Shops

(16 Buildings + 8 Duplex)

A Set Is Worth 2|5|10|16.

Shops score when connected in a straight line (row or column): 2 points for one shop tile, 5 points for two connected shop tiles, 10 points for three connected shop tiles in a straight line, or 16 points for four connected shop tiles in a straight line.

If lines of shops cross (in an L or T or + shape), each tile can only be counted for one of the sets.

Score each set of shops separately. The example to the right scores 16 points for a row of four shops, plus 2 points for the single shop and 5 points for the column of two shops for a total of 23 points. …




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