Founders of Teotihuacan
45m - 60m
1 - 4 Players
Tile Placement games feature placing a piece to score VPs, with the amount often based on adjacent pieces or pieces in the same group/cluster, and keying off non-spatial properties like color, "feature completion", cluster size etc.
This mechanism requires players to select individual actions from a set of actions available to all players. Players generally select actions one-at-a-time and in turn order. There is usually(*) a limit on the number of times a single action may be taken. Actions are commonly selected by the placement of game pieces or tokens on the selected actions. Each player usually has a limited number of pieces with which to participate in the process.
The most ridiculous, overwrought, overly complicated, and over designed solo mode. Lots of bells and whistles to hide the fact that it's just as random as rolling a die, which would have accomplished the same thing and been a lot less work.
Vin d'jeu: French review of Fondateurs de Téotihuacan: https://www.vindjeu.eu/2022/07/05/fondateurs-de-teotihuacan/
~~~~ DESCRIPTION ~~~ Founders of Teotihuacan is an abstract-y euro game with worker placement, polyomino, and resource management game. The game has variable setup depending on player count which influence the number of action discs (workers), rounds, and action spots that are available each game. that is played over a variable number of rounds depending on player count.