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Craig Schwenke
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In this game you each own your own company. You bid on contracts, move trucks and cranes around the city, and build buildings. The players build the city while expanding their businesses. I could use a catchier title.

Suggestions so far are;
Trucks and Bucks
Bids and Booms
Urban Horizon
CityScape
Erection
Construction
I don't love any of these.
 
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"Built From Scratch"
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Jeff Saxton
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After all, gas can is my middle name. Eh, not really.
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"From The Ground Up"

"Infrastructure"

"If You Build It..."
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James P. E. Reynolds
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"Build"

You're building a business and a company.
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"Firm base"
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Graham Walker
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Bid and Build
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Daniel Newman
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Build Inc.
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Craig Schwenke
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I've been calling it "Skyline" for years, a name I really liked. But it's been on the shelf for a few years and in the meantime TMG came out with a dice game by that name.

I've just started working on the game again and caught some interest from professionals who might want to publish it, but I need a good name.

I appreciate the suggestions so far but haven't found a name that feels like a winner. Maybe I need a name that has little to do with the gameplay, like "Risk"?
 
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Brendan Riley
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Edward Gilhead
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How about:
City beat
Up you go
Higher?
Viability
Streetrock
Rebuild

The only problem I can see with an abstract title, is that people may not look at it because they're not sure what it's about. The older games already exist in the public consciousness. That said if you got it right...
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Jeff Saxton
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After all, gas can is my middle name. Eh, not really.
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"BoomTown Builders"

or maybe just "Boom Town"
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Carel Teijgeler
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What about: Brasilia? A very Euro-game title.
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Craig Schwenke
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"Boom Town" would fit nicely, but there's already 1 or 2 games by that name.
Ok, I've come up with...
Modern Masons
Business Masons
City Masons
Culture Sculptor
Structure Sculptors
City Sculptors

I don't really like the ones with "Sculptor" very well. I'm leaning toward "Modern Masons". ...Still don't love it though.
 
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Craig Schwenke
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Would you look at a game called "Progress"?
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Chas Heath
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Of the suggestions above, I actually like CityScape the most.
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Project Metropolis
Metropolize (Metropolis/monopolize combo)
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High Rise

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Geoffrey Burrell
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Skyscrapers.
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penthouse
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Craig Schwenke
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Qalor wrote:
Of the suggestions above, I actually like CityScape the most.


That's one vote for "CityScape". How about "Boom City". I'm about to print my prototype board today so I'm going to put a name it...whether it's the final name or not.
 
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