Rating: 7.2 Good
Popularity:7
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2008
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age:8+

Created by: Sébastien Pauchon, Mathieu Leyssenne

Published by: HUCH! & friends, Quined White Goblin Games, Rio Grande Games

Description:

Talented Urban planners and architects rival each other to construct luxury, elegant buildings of glass and steel, defying the laws of balance. Who will eventually impose their style to leave an indelible trail in the history of the city? The answer is in your hands!

The players are urban planners in quest of prestige. Over the course of the game, players will try to construct their buildings in the best locations. As soon as a player has placed all of their buildings, the game ends. The player with the most prestige is the winner.

Each turn a player will pick a space on the board and place one of their buildings (bidding markers) into the space, with the bidding number shown. Each following player can then either pass or raise the bid by placing a higher numbered building into an adjacent space.

The eventual winner of the bid flips his building number side down and all losing bids are returned to players. A new round commences.

Spaces on the board are differentiated by Metro spaces, which are worth points and reward the player with the most at game end; archaeological sites, which are worth minus points and penalize the player who most recently built on one; and fashionable locations, which are just worth extra points. In addition, each player has up to two hidden agendas that they are secretly trying to achieve, such as trying to surround water fountains or occupy both sides of bridges.

Prices:
Retail Price:$57
Amazon:$58
Ebay:$99
Expansions:
Metropolys: Extension Cards
Ystari Box
Awards:
Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Nominee 2009
Tric Trac Nominee 2008
Spiel des Jahres Recommended 2008
Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2008

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The awe-inspiring Metropolys is burgeoning! Talented urban planners and architects compete with each other to make luxurious, elegant buildings of glass and steel that seem to defy the laws of gravity and balance. Who will eventually impose their style to leave an indelible mark in the history of the city? The answer is in your hands!

To make the game more enjoyable, two versions of Metropolys are included in these rules: Family and Expert. These versions should not be considered as mere variants, but rather as two different games. …



The play of the Expert game is similar to the Family version. However, the players must take into account additional objectives that yield points at the end of the game.

The highest building: in this version, the height of the buildings becomes important. Each player has 5 small buildings (1 to 5), 4 medium buildings (6 to 9) and 4 tall buildings (10 to 13).

At the end of the game, the highest building tokens are taken by the players who have built the highest building in each district.


Objectives: in this version, each player takes two secret objectives: neighborhood and area. These area objectives are different than those of the Family version. …



Family Game

Bridges: at the end of the game, the player scores 3 prestige points for each building he has constructed next to a bridge.

Note: placing a building in a neighborhood connected with several bridges yields only 3 points.


Statues: at the end of the game, the player scores 3 prestige points for each building he has constructed next to a statue.

Note: placing a building in a neighborhood connected with several statues yields only 3 points.


Lakes: at the end of the game, the player scores 3 prestige points for each building he has constructed next to a lake. …




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