Posted by James (admin) on 11th July 2013
In City Tycoon, players are building different building tiles in the same city. The player with the most victory points (VPs) when the game ends after 4 rounds is the winner. The city starts with several fixed tiles in the middle including a small power and small water plant which are neutral.
Each of the 4 rounds is split into 3 main phases: Selecting tiles, Building/Selling tiles, and Activating tiles. The tile selecting phase starts with each player being dealt 6 building tiles – players look at them, keep 1 tile and pass the rest to the player on their left. This process happens 6 times with each player picking 1 tile from those they were passed, so each player ends with 6 tiles, as well as knowledge of what other tiles other players will have this round.
During the building/selling tiles phase, players take turns using 1 building tile from their hand in one of 3 ways:
- Build: The player pays the cost of the tile, places the tile in the city (next to any existing tile) and places a marker on it to show they own it. (Some buildings even generate cash, VPs, etc. when they are built too.)
- Sell: The player discards the tile and receives $5.
- Plant: The player discards the tile and can build the next available power or water generating plant tile (paying the cost marked on the plant tile and placing a marker on it to show they own it).
Finally, players take turns activating one of the building tiles they own to gain the benefit shown on the tile. Read the rest of this entry »