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Stood by the Bus Stop, With a Felt Pen, in This Suburban Hell?

Stuart Burnham
United Kingdom
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On Wednesday night Mrs B was away at a small conference and so I was left to my own devices. I thought about settling up something on the table for some solo play but after being boring and doing all the chores decided that some iPad gaming in bed was the only option.

I chose the excellent Suburbia, which is a game design that I find intruiging, challenging, and great fun to play. There are lots of opportunities to score points and the game presents a different challenge each time. The app is an excellent implementation and as well as the standard game there is a challenge mode which I find so hard; there are many tricks and techniques to doing well in this game, and I'm only just beginning to find them.

I like the minimal design aesthetic, the clever engine building, the target goals and the market mechanic. I find this game is soothing and considered to play and, home and dry after a walk with the dog, ideal for winding down.

Socialism rules! No blues around here! It's a sin to be a capitalist in this suburb!

After completing a couple of games, including my best ever win (against the AI - did you see me coming Ted?) I gave Mrs B a quick goodnight call before turning in. It transpired that they were out for a "little drink" in the West End. Girls eh?

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