Villages of Valeria is a "big" tableau building game that comes in a small box. Make your city the capital city and attract all the adventurers your city desires.
Category - City Building Board Games
City-building games require players to create a representation of a collection of buildings. Typically this means a city, though games like Chinatown have shown that this definition is broad. Buildings may be shared amongst players to create a single tableau or may be individual, with each player creating their own optimized city. Similar to economic games, the focus is on creating a synergistic arrangement which allows a player to benefit from multiple bonuses or payouts. While the use of tiles to represent buildings is quite common (for example, Suburbia), other games have used cards (Machi Koro).
Are you a city-building sensation, a polyomino partisan, or just cuckoo for co-op games? If so, you’ll want to check out our review of Cities: Skylines!
Join Board Game Brody as he takes a look at analog version of the smash hit video game. Check out our video review of Cities: Skylines and see what he has to say about this city building sim game.
Carcassonne, one of the most famous “gateway” games, has been winning people over for almost 20 years now. Today, two of our writers explore just what it is that draws people to this game and keeps them coming back for more.
More theme decks for wrecking your opponents, more replayability, and more options! Check out our review of the “Alien, B-movie, Dinosaur, Western” expansion for Unfair to see why it’s a ticket to a great time.
Ever wonder what Roller Coaster Tycoon would be like if you could sabotage other players parks? Read our Unfair review and see how you can do just that. Be the most cunning and successful theme park designer in the whole city!
In the first few parts of this series, we discussed the Imperial Settlers base game as well as some of its expansions. Join us now as we discuss the Amazons expansion!
Are you interested in haggling for a great bargain? Read our review of Chinatown and see if you have what it takes to be master of the deal!
Ragusa is a city-building worker placement game with a trowel full of player interaction. Read our review of Ragusa to see what we thought.
Portal Games has hopped on board the Roll & Write Express with their latest offering Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write. How does it compare to Imperial Settlers? Is it worth your time? Read our review now!
Complexcity is a tile-laying game with a sci-fi twist--solitary puzzly experience. Read more in our review of Complexcity.
Meeple Mountain authors discuss their different Charterstone campaign experiences and give their final (spoiler-free) thoughts.
Welcome To... is a roll and write game without any rolling, but that doesn’t mean it loses any of its roll and write goodness. Read our review of Welcome To... and find out more!