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SUBURBIA City Building Board Game

iOS App

$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2012
# of Players
1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 1–4 players
(196 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
(41 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(61 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(73 voters) [vote]
Category
Mechanism
Expansion
Family
Primary Name
Suburbia
Alternate Names
シティビルダー
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Plan, build, and develop a small town into a major metropolis. Use hex-shaped building tiles to add residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of the resources of nearby towns. Your goal is to have your borough thrive and end up with a greater population than any of your opponents.

Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build up an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient, and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth. As your town grows, you'll modify both your income and your reputation. As your income increases, you'll have more cash on hand to purchase better and more valuable buildings, such as an international airport or a high rise office building. As your reputation increases, you'll gain more and more population (and the winner at the end of the game is the player with the largest population).

During each game, players compete for several unique goals that offer an additional population boost – and the buildings available in each game vary, so you'll never play the same game twice!

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Awards:

2013: American Mensa Mind Games Winner

Microbadges:

mb - Suburbia fan
mb - Suburbia fan - Industrial
mb - Suburbia fan - Civic
mb - Suburbia fan - Residential
mb - Suburbia fan - Commercial
mb – Suburbia Inc fan
mb – iOS Fan - Suburbia

Components:

  • 1 Population Board
  • 1 Stacks Board
  • 1 Supply Board
  • 1 Real Estate Market Board
  • 4 Borough Boards
  • 8 Suburbs
  • 8 Heavy Factories
  • 8 Community Parks
  • 1 "1 More Round"
  • 32 A Tiles
  • 36 B Tiles
  • 32 C Tiles
  • 20 Goal Tiles
  • 4 Player Aids
  • 1 Start Player Marker
  • 66 $1 Coins
  • 48 $5 Coins
  • 12 $10 Coins
  • 4 Reputation Cubes
  • 4 Population Squares
  • 12 Investment Markers
  • 4 Income Cylinders
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Suburbia
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English second edition
Publisher: Bézier Games, Inc.
Artist: Ted Alspach, Klemens Franz, Ollin Timm
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.00 pounds
English
Release Date: Jul 2013
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Planszoweczka.pl
Artist: Ted Alspach, Klemens Franz, Ollin Timm
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.00 pounds
Polish
Release Date: Jul 10, 2013
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Suburbia
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French first edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Ollin Timm
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
French
Release Date: Jul 5, 2013
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シティビルダー
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Japanese edition
Publisher: Arclight
Artist: Ollin Timm
Year: 2013
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Suburbia
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German first edition
Publisher: Bézier Games, Inc., Lookout Games
Artist: Ted Alspach, Klemens Franz, Ollin Timm
Year: 2012
Product Code: LOG0061
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
4.18 pounds
German
Release Date: Oct 2012
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8 Suburbia holistic summary (includes Inc, 5★, Essen SPIEL, and Con Tiles)
The rules of Suburbia are not particularly complex, but I still don't want to refer to multiple rulebooks and mentally differentiate them to figure out the setup, bot rules, etc. when I play it, and moreover when I teach it. This summary integrates the expansions' rules and setup into the base game's rules and setup. The setup and rules are on page 1, page 2 contains just the solitaire rules, legend, and revision history. Here is the [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccnTgxP7BtkHrrVC_RgT1fk9ziRyjQ2K59pMUlnv8sU/edit?usp=sharing]Google Doc[/url] in case you want to make a copy and do your own thing with it. All I ask is credit (see licensing on this page) for the source work. It takes more time and effort than you think to comb, collate, and integrate all the rules. 1.3...
English
2015-09-16
1 Suburbia + Expansions Tile Listing
A list of the tiles for Suburbia, Suburbia, Inc, and Suburbia 5-Star.
English
2015-08-25
8 Suburbia Foam Board Storage
Plans for storage solution for Suburbia, Suburbia Inc and Suburbia 5★ all in one box.
English
2015-07-31
9 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in Japanese language for Suburbia.
Japanese
2014-02-02
7 Suburbia Scoring Track
This is a standard score track with red lines. Some forum posters expressed difficulty with the game's score track which changes direction, so I made this.
English
2013-12-09
58 Suburbia Game Summary
One-page PDF summary for Suburbia, covering setup, tile overview, player turns and end of game/final scoring.
English
2013-12-06
31 Suburbia 1.1 - Castellano
Reglas maquetadas y traducidas del documento original. Versión en castellano NO oficial autorizada por el autor del juego.
Spanish
2013-11-23
14 Suburbia - Manual reescrito
Versión en PDF Traducción al español de las reglas de Suburbia. No es una traducción literal. Se permite distribuir este manual en formato digital libremente (sin cobrar) en formato PDF. No se permite distribuir este documento en formato impreso (por ejemplo, incluirlo en una venta de un juego nuevo)
Spanish
2013-10-08
12 Polska instrukcja do Suburbii
Suburbia - Polish rules/ Suburbia - polska instrukcja
Polish
2013-06-17
13 Listing of Tiles that have a Lasting Effect & Goals
Corrected a printing problem with spacing and images.
English
2013-06-13
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 57
Strategy Game Rank: 42
Num Ratings: 11163
Average Rating: 7.70
Standard Deviation: 1.23
Num Views: 627037
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.8
Fans: 567
Personal Comments: 2127
Users Owning: 13338
Users Wanting: 1152
Users Trading: 181 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 3
Want Parts In Trade: 3
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Total Plays: 33382
Plays This Month: 341
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The Game Pit - Episode 56 - The Bumper Review of 2015 (with Top 5s)
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1P 095 - Suburbia
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BGA Ep. 94 - Suburbia vs. The Castles of Mad King Ludwig
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