Build a city, beat a friend!
Suburbia is a tile-placement game in which up to 4 players compete to build the infrastructure for a new suburban paradise. The goal of the game is to attract the most residents by skillfully purchasing and situating tiles that represent civic, residential, commercial and Industrial developments in a manner that will ensure population growth and income. They key to success is, it’s all about balance! Focus on commerce and residential desirability falls off. Build only housing and parks and your people can’t find work! Not too much of any one thing at any time, too quickly!
How we came to play this game:
Mike: I bought this one, primarily because I felt like it was a tentpole title in any decent collection and we'd kept overlooking it. I can think of at least 3 different times I've picked it up from the shelf at Modern Myths in Mamaroneck and left without it! After watching a Tom Vasel review of "Castles of King Ludwig" that he starts by lauding this game, I finally caved and went on a retail therapy binge that included both games and a couple of others.
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Mike: The art is representationally utilitarian. As the tiles get placed, there is a slight feeling of a city planning map coming together but that’s as far as it goes visually. Most of the art is used to convey development type, income earned, city reputation and so on. Text and icons that serve as vital game information. Not a lot of room for beauty, unfortunately.
|You know, like this dude!|
Mike: Absolutely! I think I’ve only scratched the surface of what this title has to offer. The idea of building a sprawling city is attractive on its own. Trying to do it better than Susan does just makes it that much better! I’ve already downloaded the iOS version and hope to make pro very soon!
Mike- 1 (It was the first game, which we played fairly incorrectly! I’m still calling it a win though)
Click play on the vid to learn how to play! Then go buy it! It's fun.
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