City Builder: Ancient World is a tile-laying game for 1-4 players, which can be played competitively, cooperatively or solo. Players are magistrates sent to a newly conquered province to build cities and help spread Roman influence in the area. By employing clever planning, they must grow their cities to meet the demands of incoming settlers, as well as build imposing Monuments to please their emperor.
Competitive Objective: To win, players must build impressive Monuments and fill their city with incoming settlers. Monuments have unique scoring bonus that will only apply to the city they are built in, while claiming settlers unlocks the point value they are covering. At the end of the game, players will add up their scores and the player with the most victory points is declared the winner. This player is awarded governorship of the province with their city being named its new capital.
Cooperative Objective: The emperor wants to increase the efficiency and profit of each of his provinces. As a group of magistrates you must work together to ensure your province doesn’t displease him, which would result with you losing your position—and your possibly your head. Follow the emperor’s Edict, complete his preferred Monuments, and plan carefully to make sure you all stay off the chopping block!
—description from the publisher
Solo, 2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players
30m – 60m
Cooperative Game, End Game Bonuses, Tug of War, Tile Placement
I enjoy a lot playing with other player to the game on computer during the kickstarter, now i can't wait to phisycaly play with it
KS, arrived on 2021/05/03 The game is simple to understand and play, goes pretty fast with all player counts, is light, reasonablty small box and beautiful. Has good deluxe components and convenient tray. Really hard to find something to not like. With the simple rules it still gives plenty to think about and every game feels very different from just getting other tiles and obelisks. And it even offers a co-op mode with a different mechanic -- you could count that as a second game that just reuses the hardware.
Really fun tile laying game - it’s nice to have a cooperative mode as I have a few people in my house who get a bit angry when they play competitive games. For those of us who can lose gracefully the competitive version is a lot of fun. The rule book is a bit obtuse but after a few practice turns it all makes sense!