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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
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
City Tycoon
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Game description from the publisher:

In City Tycoon players assume the role of businessmen investing their own capital in expansion of the city. Their main purpose is to increase the standard of living, and thus the happiness of its citizens. They have within reach a whole range of projects that the city council wants to achieve, but which lack the funds. By skillfully selecting plans, using available space and deciding which projects their money should be spent on they will be expanding the city and competing for the title of the most people-friendly company.

During play, the game board is expanded by players laying down tiles, with each tile representing a piece of the city, a district that might need to be provided with electricity or water in exchange for receiving some benefit. Some of the tiles require a supply of luxury goods; others generate them; others give only points of happiness, such as the hospital.

Resources are common, and each of them can be bought by players from power stations and waterworks. These resources, however, are not unlimited and their use must be well planned. Keep in mind, too, that you must pay opponents when transporting raw materials through districts they own.

Game play in City Tycoon passes through four stages, and in each of them the buildings get larger and more impressive while at the same time requiring more resources and giving better benefits. Players quickly notice the relations between them and may choose several possible strategies to develop their investments, for example, focusing on making money, constructing scoring buildings to the exclusion of all else. Each of these strategies has its pluses and minuses, and the actions of other players might force you to expand in new directions and change your tactic.

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Components

  • 168 tokens of districts
  • 125 tokens of companies
  • 85 cubes of resources
  • 80 money tokens
  • score board
  • rulebook

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City Tycoon
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German second edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Hans-Georg Schneider
Year: 2013
Product Code: 51420G
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.76 inches
2.65 pounds
German
Release Date: Mar 1, 2013
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City Tycoon
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: REBEL.pl
Artist: Jakub Babczyński, Jarek Nocoń, Wojciech Rojek
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
English, Polish
Release Date: Oct 27, 2012
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2 City Tycoon Smaller Scoreboard
This is a smaller scoreboard for City Tycoon. Scores go up to 60, and include a 6th Player order spot. Smaller size to fit storage containers and also includes optional backing image.
English
2013-02-26
2 City Tycoon Tile Tuckboxes
5 Tuckboxes for all the tiles in City Tycoon (3 sheets in A4 format)
English
2013-02-26
9 City Tycoon Custom Player Aid
I made a player aid with custom size (8x21 cm) which fit into my custom storage. The player aid has 2 sides.
English
2012-11-18
1 City Tycoon - warianty gry
Poniższe warianty gry mogą być wprowadzone do gry jako zasady dodatkowe gdy tylko wszyscy grający się na nie zgodzą.
Polish
2012-08-31
12 City Tycoon - game variants
The following variants of the game can be can be used as additional rules if all players would agree to use them.
English
2012-08-31
2 French translation of the rule
Règle en français
French
2012-02-29
3 Правила на русском языке
На основе оригинального буклета Перевод - vladdrak Вёрстка - yushin
Russian
2012-02-20
5 Russian Rules
Перевод правил на русский язык
Russian
2012-01-24
15 City Tycoon Tile Aid
Tile Aid, in English. Version 1.0.
English
2012-01-22
13 City Tycoon Quick Reference
1-page, 2-sided quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Version 1.1. Added clarifications for 5 players.
English
2012-01-22
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