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Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(21 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Subdomain
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Category
Mechanic
Primary Name
The City
Alternate Names
Metropolis
Zbuduj swoje miasto
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In The City, players try to quickly and skillfully build their own city over the rounds, bringing in revenue and victory points (VPs). The cards are both buildings and currency, and the first player to collect 50 victory points wins the game. Victory points are cumulative from round to round, so a fast start yields a big advantage.

Each turn, each player places a card from his hand face down, then all cards are simultaneously revealed. The cards show the buildings that the players want to build that round; building costs are paid for by discarding other cards. Some buildings provide income at the end of the round in the form of new cards, with certain buildings increasing the income provided by others; similarly, some buildings boost the VPs provided by others, with a University, for example, being worth one more VP for each School you have in play.

Certain buildings have symbols on them – car, fountain, shopping cart - and the income and VPs provided by some buildings depends on how many symbols you have in play; the Autobahn, for example, is worth one dollar (i.e., card) and one VP for each car symbol you control.

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Components:

  • 110 cards
  • Rules

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American (56 x 87mm) for 110 cards

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Metropolis
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Dutch first edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2012
Size: 4.85 x 3.80 x 0.80 inches
Dutch
Release Date: April 2012
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Polish first edition
Publisher: G3
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Year: 2012
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Release Date: May 16, 2012
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The City
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French first edition
Publisher: Gigamic
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2012
Size: 5.70 x 4.33 x 0.80 inches
French
Release Date: Mar 2012
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The City
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German first edition
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2011
Product Code: 01900
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
0.46 pounds
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0 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 6,2x9,2 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes, with the howto video.
English
2015-02-20
6 Rules in Spanish - Version 1.0
Unofficial Spanish rules translated from official German rules and original English Prototype Rules. Includes card names and effects translation. - Version 1.0 [geeklist=148780]Mis otras traducciones y ayudas de juego.[/geeklist]
Spanish
2014-06-17
13 The City Score Cards/DryErase/Pad
[b]NOTE! ALL Files are DIFFERENT on this page, not revisions. Check out all files![/b] [b]NOTE! Each FILE has a 1/4" white border. If you click through to the IMAGE, it has no border.[/b] An attempt to create a score Card for The City. 600 dpi jpg [b]This file is a Double card sized for an ArtsCow score pad.[/b] [ImageID=1904247] Based on ideas from these two files: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/78668/vp-and-card-tally-scoresheet http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/73299/symbols-counter
English
2014-01-22
6 Card names - German to English
I didn't want to put paste-ups on my cards but wanted to refer to what the names mean at times, so I created this file. Cut into a narrow column for the text alone and fold into thirds and it fits in the box nicely. (Updated file with all the German card names with corresponding names in English.)
English
2013-10-06
31 German to English phrase reference
The German edition of "The City" is playable by English speakers with the knowledge of a few German phrases on the cards. This guide provides the translations of these phrases. There are four guides on a page. Cut them out and they should barely fit inside the box.
English
2012-09-07
4 The city card
Complete traditional Chinese translation of english card. 有堪誤或文意不清,可內信給我…by 邱老虎
Chinese
2012-07-25
4 The city rule
Complete traditional Chinese translation of english rule. 有堪誤或文意不清,可內信給我…by 邱老虎
Chinese
2012-07-25
22 ScoreTracker Cards
I wanted a way to track points that would fit in my gamebox, and not require a pen. So I adapted an idea I used for a Zombie In My Pocket tracker and created this, using a scan of the cardback of the Amigo Version as the background for this card. Print this PDF on Cardstock, and cut out 5 of the cards. Add 2 paperclips to each for a way to track your score without pen & paper. I put mine in sleeves, but that's certainly optional.
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2012-05-08
14 VP and Card Tally Scoresheet
To speed up calculating how many cards and VPs everyone gets, here's my approach for a tally and scoresheet for the game. Either give every player a sheet or a banker keeps score for all players.
English
2012-05-06
6 Russian rules
Russian rules on the basis of the official German rules.
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2012-04-15
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Board Game Rank: 1218
Family Game Rank: 306
Num Ratings: 1163
Average Rating: 6.61
Standard Deviation: 1.28
Num Views: 71006
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