Rating: 8.3 Very Good
Popularity:11
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2012
Players: 1-5 players
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age:13+

Official Site: Publisher Website


Created by: Xavier Georges, Gaël Lannurien

Published by: Heidelberger Spieleverlag, Pearl Games, uplay.it edizioni

Description:

2212: Ginkgo Biloba, the oldest and strongest tree in the world, has become the symbol of a new method for building cities in symbiosis with nature. Humans have exhausted the resources that the Earth offered them, and humanity must now develop cities that maintain a delicate balance between resource production and consumption.

Habitable space is scarce, however, and mankind must now face the challenge of building ever upwards. To develop this new type of city, you will gather a team of experts around you, and try to become the best urban planner for Ginkgopolis.

In Ginkgopolis, the city tiles come in three colors: yellow, which provides victory points; red, which provides resources; and blue, which provides new city tiles. Some tiles start in play, and they're surrounded by letter markers that show where new tiles can be placed.

On a turn, each player chooses a card from his hand simultaneously. Players reveal these cards, adding new tiles to the border of the city in the appropriate location or placing tiles on top of existing tiles. Each card in your hand that you don't play is passed on to your left-hand neighbor, so keep in mind how your play might set up theirs!

When you add a new tile to the city, you take a "power" card of the same color, and these cards provide you additional abilities during the game, allowing you to scale up your building and point-scoring efforts.

Prices:
Retail Price:$67
Amazon:$59
Ebay:$75
Expansions:
Ginkgopolis: The Experts
Awards:
Tric Trac Finalist 2013
International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee 2013
Meeples' Choice Nominee 2012
Jogo do Ano Nominee 2012

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2212. Ginkgo Biloba, the oldest and strongest tree in the world, has become the symbol of a new method for building cities in symbiosis with nature. Humans have exhausted the resources that the Earth offered them, and humanity must now develop cities that maintain a delicate balance between resource production and consumption.

However, habitable space is scarce, and mankind must now face the challenge of building ever upwards. To develop this new type of city, you will gather a team of experts around you, and try to become the best urban planner for Ginkgopolis. …



Cards with a permanent bonus

These are the Character cards and Building cards numbered 1 to 9. They are marked with a black arrow. For each such card you have in front of your screen, you receive a bonus each time you perform a particular action.

Exploiting Bonus

The card gets you 1 resource, 1 success point, or 1 tile every time you perform the Play a card by itself action.

Urbanizing Bonus

The card gets you 1 resource, 1 success point, or 1 tile every time you perform the Urbanize action. …



The solitaire game is played against a virtual player, whom we shall name "Hal" for the following explanation.

Setup

Set up the game as you usually would for a two-player game, with the following exceptions: You start the game with 6 resources, 6 tiles, and 6 success points, but you receive neither Character cards nor New Hand tokens.

Hal has access to all the resources (the general supply is his personal supply). Hal starts the game with neither success points nor tiles.

In a game against Hal, you are always the first player. …




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