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Year Published
2012
# of Players
1 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(102 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(16 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(29 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
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Ginkgopolis
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2212: Ginkgo Biloba, the oldest and strongest tree in the world, has become the symbol of a new method for building cities in symbiosis with nature. Humans have exhausted the resources that the Earth offered them, and humanity must now develop cities that maintain a delicate balance between resource production and consumption. Habitable space is scarce, however, and mankind must now face the challenge of building ever upwards. To develop this new type of city, you will gather a team of experts around you, and try to become the best urban planner for Ginkgopolis.

In Ginkgopolis, the city tiles come in three colors: yellow, which provides victory points; red, which provides resources; and blue, which provides new city tiles. Some tiles start in play, and they're surrounded by letter markers that show where new tiles can be placed.

On a turn, each player chooses a card from his hand simultaneously. Players reveal these cards, adding new tiles to the border of the city in the appropriate location or placing tiles on top of existing tiles. Each card in your hand that you don't play is passed on to your left-hand neighbor, so keep in mind how your play might set up theirs!

When you add a new tile to the city, you take a "power" card of the same color, and these cards provide you additional abilities during the game, allowing you to scale up your building and point-scoring efforts.

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Components

  • 60 Building tiles
  • 100 cards
    • 12 Urbanization cards (A - L)
    • 60 Building cards
    • 27 Character cards
    • 1 First Player card
  • 125 wooden resources (25 per color)
  • 10 New Hand tokens
  • 12 Urbanization tokens (A - L)
  • 5 screens
  • Tokens for success points (1, 3, 5, 10)
  • 15 Construction Site pawns
  • 1 rulebook

Online Play

  • boiteajeux.net, turn based.

Microbadges

mbGinkgopolis fan

Card Sleeves

European Sleeves (59 x 92mm) for 100 cards

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Ginkgopolis
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Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Gaël Lannurien
Year: 2012
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.75 inches
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Release Date: Jan 2013
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Publisher: Pearl Games
Artist: Gaël Lannurien
Year: 2012
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.75 inches
2.90 pounds
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Release Date: Nov 2012
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Publisher: Pearl Games
Artist: Gaël Lannurien
Year: 2012
Product Code: PA006SEP12
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.75 inches
3.00 pounds
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