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Year Published
2005
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(16 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Western Town
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In Western Town, each player is a Marshal of an expanding town in the Old West of the U.S. in the early 1860s. Each Marshal wants to develop the most prosperous town, one that President Lincoln himself would be proud to visit.

The three principal criteria that allow you to win the game are population growth, charm/attractiveness, and wealth, as measured by gold. Turns are regulated by the visits of Lincoln, who determines, bit-by-bit, the value of the towns relative to those three criteria. These criteria can and do change every round, and you will need to adapt to these changing criteria to win this game!

Each player has his own board on which he will be building his town. Every building gives him different, and increasing, rights and abilities, and therefore power. The bigger your town gets, the better – but managing too much growth is challenging, so you'll need to make difficult choices at the beginning of each round as to which buildings you'll bring into play.

This "building-adding" mechanism helps players stay in the game and not get lost in the overwhelming number of choices available. Of 22 different buildings, six of them are identified every round as "bonus" buildings, and players are forced to adapt varying strategies and test new combinations of these buildings for their town as the game progresses.

In addition to logic and strategy, Marshals will need to bluff and occasionally resort to questionably bending the law a bit, to succeed in building their Western Town. And as if that weren't enough, there are even occasional Indian attacks to deal with as well!

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Components

  • 4 player game boards
  • 2 Indians encampement
  • 108 cards
  • 68 building tiles
  • 36 markers (First player, quantity, destroy, etc.)
  • 126 wooden cubes
  • Custom die
  • Rules and a help sheet in three languages

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Western Town
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Whyme
Artist: Anthony Wolff
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
3.31 pounds
English, French, German
Release Date: Oct 20, 2012
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5 Western Town Building Sheet 2 of 2
Cut the present file in half from the game. Split it to make the buildings fit on standard sheet of paper to make it a little easier to read.
English
2013-02-09
6 Western Town Building sheet 1 of 2 Bigger Pictures
Cut the present file in half from the game. Split it to make the buildings fit on standard sheet of paper to make it a little easier to read.
English
2013-02-09
3 Western Town Card Tuckboxes A4
Tuck boxes for each of the four colour cards. For sleeved cards with extra room for expansions.
English
2012-11-30
3 Western Town Building Tuckboxes A4
Western Town Building Tuckboxes for A4. With extra room of Building expansions
English
2012-11-29
4 Apprendre à jouer - Partie commentée à suivre
Livret Français de 8 pages A5 decrivant une partie à 3j.
French
2012-11-15
2 German building description
German building description
German
2012-08-25
10 English building description
English building description
English
2012-08-25
4 German rules
German rules
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2012-08-25
29 English rules
English rules
English
2012-08-25
2 Description des bâtiments
Description des bâtiments du jeu de base.
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2012-08-19
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1691
Strategy Game Rank: 716
Num Ratings: 280
Average Rating: 7.29
Standard Deviation: 1.44
Num Views: 73422
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.4
Fans: 28
Personal Comments: 86
Users Owning: 511
Users Wanting: 37
Users Trading: 30 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 593
Plays This Month: 10
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