Wednesday, September 17, 2014

94) The Golden City

In this game you're collecting terrain cards, which when played allow you to build houses on the board. When you build a house you'll get to perform the special action associated with that space. These special actions give immediate bonuses that help in game play or potentially allow for scoring.

Looks like a nice place to live
Bidding "wars"
End game scoring
End game board
This game may be amazing although we were all a bit baffled by it. We either played it wrong or didn't fully understand the strategy. Even in hindsight its hard to say how the game would be different on the next play. One player completely ran away with the game to the point that it wasn't even competitive. Additionally, most players didn't even build in the center (golden) city, which feels like it should be a major strategy. I'd be willing to try this again, but until then the jury is still out on this one.

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