In 1566, Jean Parisot de Vallette envisioned a grand design for the city that would one day bear his name. In 2017, Stefan Dorra made a game about it. Check out our review of Valletta!
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).
Mighty warriors clash for resources in this prehistoric skirmish style card game. Will you come out victorious over the other tribes? Find out in our review of Dragon Canyon.
Rebuild the city of Lisbon after its destruction in the mid-18th century. How does this game by acclaimed designer Vital Lacerda play? Read our review of Lisboa to find out!
In the first parts of this series, we discussed the Imperial Settlers base game as well as its two smaller expansions. Join us now for this third part of our series as we discuss the first of Imperial Settlers’ two larger...
Are you a fan of Imperial Settlers? Perhaps you’re looking to take your game to the next level, but where do you start? Read on as we discuss Imperial Settlers’ two smaller expansions - Why Can’t We Be Friends and 3 Is a...
Do you like civilization building? How about engine building? Are you a fan of games that let you combo cards and abilities together in cool and unexpected ways? Then you might be a fan of Imperial Settlers! Read our review to...
Who will build the best rectilinear realm and lead their kingdom to prosperity in the game of Kingdomino? Read our review to find out if this clever twist on dominos will rule your heart!
Circle the Wagons is a quick and easy, down and dirty, 'Boomtown' building card drafting game for two players. Check out our review of Circle the Wagons pardner!
Do you like city-building? How about chucking dice? Now you can do both. Roll and build your way to victory in the clever game of Dice City.
Richard Breese has once again partnered up with Sebastian Bleasdale to bring us a new entry into the ‘Key’ series of games; the first ‘Key’ game since 2012’s Keyflower How do the two games compare? Read our review of...
The people of your city demand choices, options, variety! Satisfy their desires with 4 new businesses in Flip City Reuse, the first expansion to Flip City!
Build, develop and improve your city. Avoid too much construction or your people will become unhappy. Careful planning makes your city ultra-efficient in the delightful micro deck-builder Flip City.