Machi Koro

Machi Koro

Product #IDW00665

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $21.29

Out of stock

Manufacturer: IDW Games


Welcome to the city of Machi Koro, the Japanese card game that is sweeping the world.


You've just been elected mayor. Congratulations! Unfortunately, the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories, and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery, and a single die.


Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors' coffers. Just make sure they aren't doing the same to you!


Machi Koro is a fast-paced, lighthearted game for you and up to 3 friends. Once you've had a taste of Machi Koro, this infectiously fun game may have you wondering if the dinner table ever served another purpose other than gaming.


They say you can't build Rome in a day, but Machi Koro will be built in less than 30 minutes!

Contents:
16 Starting Landmark Cards
8 Starting Establishment Cards
12 Major Establishment Cards
72 Establishment Cards
42 One Coins
24 Five Coins
12 Ten Coins
2 Six-sided Dice
1 Rulebook


Ages: 10+
Players: 2-4
Game Length: 30 minutes



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Reviews

Machi Koro is simple and fun
I bought this game after hearing a lot of buzz around it. It is a simple and luck based game that is like a worker placement that is dice based. While it relies heavily on dice rolls and luck it is still enjoyable and fun little game. The price point is right to give this one.
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Review by Richard on 11/7/2015
Dice Rolling Randomness
I really wanted to love this game. It seemed like it would be a great gateway game. Simple rules, easy mechanics, quick game play...but I can't like this game.

There is way too much luck in this game for me. I felt like the dice rolls never go in my favor, so I never have enough money to buy more properties. And when I do finally have the money, it gets stolen from me before I can buy anything.

I also felt like this game has a runaway leader problem. If one person gets lucky, and can purchase some good properties, they always win. I've never had a game where it was close, and the winner has always been obvious.

I know many will say that the expansions "fix" these problems...but they don't. I feel like they compound these problems further, and don't make me like this game any better.
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Review by Brett on 10/11/2015
Quick and Fun Party Game
My seven year old son loves this game and he can win it too. I've also played this game with people in their thirties who are weekly gamers and they loved it because of the speed and innate competitive nature of the game.

Best with 4 players. Does get a little old after 2 plays in one night. Use it as part of your game fun with people new to games as it is easy to teach and move on to another game afterward without too many hurt feelings. You'll even have the rules memorized quickly.
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Review by christopher on 10/10/2015
fun card game
This is the typical card game you can play with your family.

easy too learn game not much rules and verry fun to play.
recently playes a tournament in our local game group with other players and it was verry fun to do.

i give this game a 8/10
Good game for the collection
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Review by gert on 10/6/2015
Building Luck City
This is a game where Your relationship with the dice does matter. Roll lucky and You'll win. Roll bad and You'll stay behind.
I played it 2 times, won one of the sessions, so I like this game. There is little confrontation in the game, but those cards can be put aside and then it will become a peaceful light game.
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Review by Janos on 9/28/2015
Can you become the Mayor?
Choices abound in Machi Koro. How will you build your commercial empire? Will you constuct buildings that gain you money on everyones turn, or ones that produce on your turn only? Or prehaps, the cut-throat business man, who gains money from the other players when the visit your establishments?

All these decisions are made as the player rush to finish their towns demands, while obeying the whims of the dice
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Review by Wyndham on 9/14/2015
Light Card "Drafting" game
I really enjoy the town building theme. All of the buildings seem to do something that makes sense. The dice really can kill you if they don't fall your way. You think you have this great combination and then you never roll the number. That facet causes some wild swings and can cause a runaway winner, but careful and balanced planning mitigates that to some extent. It's fun either way, and my wife's willing to play it again and again, so that's great. Even though you don't shuffle the cards or handle them that much, I wish they were a little better quality.
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Review by Andrew on 9/9/2015
It's just like Catan, without the boring part!
Machi Koro is awesome, a city building with dice rolling and engine building to make more money with every roll of dice.
Lots of fun for the whole family!
I recommend!!!
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Review by Amadeu on 9/7/2015