Manage a country on the rise as it discovers new technologies, builds new roads, invests its capital and balances its needs against its environmental impact. Balance the needs of your nation against the cost of progress, and lead your country to an age of prosperity.
Prosperity requires players to strike a balance- increase your energy or control your pollution, spend extravagantly or advance cautiously. You will have to build roads across your nation, research new technologies, build income and manage expenditures. In the end, victory depends on making the best progress while still maintaining a clean nation. Features:
- Simulates the management of a nation
- No luck events affect all players equally
- Limited actions and difficult decisions
- Co-signed by renowned game designer Reiner KniziaContents:
1 Technology Board (with score track)
4 Double-sided Country Maps
60 Environment Chips
20 Markers (in 4 colors)
28 Banknotes (4 x 50, 20 x 10, 4 x 500)
Game Length: 60 minutes
A light strategy city builder
I got this game on sale for around $20, and currently it's priced at $8.
The premise is that you are competing with other players to build your city with a good balance of industrial and ecological tiles with the ultimate goal of scoring the most victory points. Too much industrial, and you'll lose your ability to score points with too much pollution. Not enough industrial and you run the risk of not scoring enough points.
You chronologically travel through decades where you choose tiles to add to your city board. The more industry you have, the cheaper you can buy industry tiles, and the same for ecology. It's a fun, light strategy game that is relatively simple to play (I had some confusion on certain end game scoring rules, but nothing that was game breaking).
The components are good quality. The tiles are thick, the boards are thick, and tokens are cut correctly (sad to have to extol when games give you good tokens, but it's getting more and more rare these days)
Simply put, I'm not sure I'd pay full price for the game, but for $20-30 or less, I believe it's totally worth it.