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Subject: Variants in Big City? Anyone try any new buildings? rss

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Joe Saul-Sehy
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I noticed in the rules the author encouraging new types of buildings. Has anyone created new ones? I was thinking about a "skyscraper" building that would need to be the size of a double, but also need some other buildings around it. Anyone have similar ideas?
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Mike Banks
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I haven't tried anything, but I sure wish there were expansions available that would address this -- is there any other game better suited for expansions than Big City??

-- New buildings
-- More neighborhoods
-- More existing buildings
-- More streetcars


one can wish, right?

On the other hand, I *have* considered constructing my own version from wood -- along the lines of those nice Cathedral sets you see... that way, I could easily add more stuff that would integrate with the original... mebbe someday..
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Steve+Jackie McKeogh
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See http://thegamesjournal.com/rules/BigCityExpansion.shtml for details on Parking Lot, Hospital, School and Police Station by Greg Aleknevicus. Whilst The Games Journal is now defunct this is still on its archives.
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ralf gutzeit
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I think there should be a prison, art gallery and University. A variant we have been using lately is to play with all neighbourhood cards face up. You thus know what you are drawing. It sounds abit radical but it's an interesting variant. You immediately discard any face up cards which are unplayable.
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François Haffner
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Here is a printable extension set : http://reglesdejeux.free.fr/aides/bigci_extension.pdf
http://regle.jeuxsoc.fr/bigci_rg.pdf (after the french translation)

- HollyRock, the 9th place, with nice street's names
- 9 cards to add to your game
- the buildings and their rules in french
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Chris Pieters
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Here's what I tried, back about 15 months ago. Worked well.

- reduce the # of banks, cinemas & post offices to 2 of each.
- add school (beside housing & park)
- add hospital (beside factory & business)
- add library (beside business & special building)

I added an inner city bonus for Hospital & Library.

I suppose a hospital should be bigger, but we just used one of the other special buildings to mark the spot.
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Shaun Mather
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I have been continuously working on my BC game, and have added several new items to it:
Divided the residential lots into Houses and Apartments
Divided the Business lots into Small Business, Offices and Skyscrapers
1 additional District (neighborhood with 9 lots)
2 Parking lots (as per variant rules)
1 University
I use Schools in place of Cinemas (same rules though)
Added 4 more Metros
1 City Monument
2 Hills
1 Lake
1 Airport
1 coastline for seaside/lakeside towns
30 District cards (Gives each neighborhood a name and possible modifier for building certain structures there).
One important rule change I use is that scoring comes at the end of the game...not as you place buildings.

Next up is a Prison, river sections (with bridges joining districts) and maybe an Amusement Park. Looking to add a Cathedral, cemetery and Hospital.
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Michael Nguyen
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Just wanted to add that I used building pieces from Monopoly City and it works out great.
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Hi
I am interested in the expansion that published regledejeux, but the link is broken. Someone could tell me how to get it.
Thank you
 
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François Haffner
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The new link is here: http://regle.jeuxsoc.fr/bigci_rg.pdf
You will find the extension after the french translation.
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Thanks
I download it
 
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