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1996
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1 − 6
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Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
300 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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City of Chaos
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From box back

"City of Chaos - The Fantasy Board Game

Travel the twisting, smog-filled streets of Byronitar, "City of Chaos". The City and its inhabitants are in the grip of a strange, entropic forces which threaten to rip the city apart. You must uncover the clues which will lead you to the sources of Chaos, then you must restore Order to the City. In the City anarchy rules, all is in flux, strange beasts and spirits have descended onto the streets, all normality has disappeared. You must learn the ways of the City, train to develop exotic powers, talk, trade and fight your way through the bizarre encounters to free the City. Chaos is unleashed, be prepared!

Worlds Apart
City of Chaos is a break through in board game design. The easy to play rules assue thatwithin minutes you can be exploring Byronitar, "City of Chaos", a richly detailed world in which you will become immersed. City of Chaos uses a random plot and world generator which ensures that no two games are ever alike. You must make the decisions, fight the battles and unravel the dark secrets of this City of Chaos!"

Players explore a randomly generated city seeking clues to uncover a source of the chaos that is afflicting the city and defeat it. Combines many different features:
- Tile Laying: players create the game board by placing tiles
- Random Events: players draw an event card each time they enter a new tile
- Combat: many events result in opponents to fight
- Role Playing: players can improve their characters skills and gain weapons / items to help them
- Paragraph Reading: the plot is uncovered by reading paragraphs out of a book
- Mystery Solving: players must use the clues they read in the paragraphs to determine how to win

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Components:

  • 50 playing tiles (12 streets, 30 locations, 8 special locations)
  • 6 pewter playing pieces
  • 34 location bases
  • 2 dice (d8 and d6)
  • 1 cube of chaos (a special six-sided die)
  • 110 action cards (52×90 mm)
  • 26 special cards (52×90 mm)
  • 20 clue cards (52×90 mm)
  • 30 location cards (52×90 mm)
  • 54 item cards (52×90 mm)
  • 56 magic cards (52×90 mm)
  • 34 combat cards (22 opponent and 2×6 player cards) (52×90 mm)
  • 4 special location cards (67×114 mm)
  • 16 guild membership cards (85×132 mm)
  • a sheet of coins (groats) and head counters
  • a rule book
  • the Tome of Chaos

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English first edition
Publisher: Monocle Games Ltd.
Artist: Jonathan Burton
Year: 1996
Size: 11.69 x 10.39 x 2.20 inches
4.37 pounds
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7 City of Chaos Combat Tables pdf
The Combat Tables portion of the "City of Chaos" rulebook
English
2011-09-26
10 City of Chaos Rules pdf
The rules portion of the "City of Chaos" rulebook
English
2011-09-26
3 City of Chaos cooperative rules.
Unplaytested cooperative rules for City of Chaos.
English
2011-03-22
9 Character Sheet.pdf
2 character sheets per page, PDF
2007-06-07
1 Character Sheet.ods
2 character sheets per page, OpenOffice document
2007-06-07
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Board Game Rank: 3150
Thematic Rank: 429
Num Ratings: 167
Average Rating: 6.72
Standard Deviation: 1.87
Num Views: 66130
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.9
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Personal Comments: 100
Users Owning: 261
Users Wanting: 167
Users Trading: 5 [find trade matches]
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