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2008
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8 and up
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The Story:

In "Cities" you are the architect of a city of the world. You try to build a city that is most attractive for tourists. You position attractions close together. You build parks as big as possible and place terraces close to the water. You guide tourists to their favourite spots, because only through them you can earn your points.

The Dilemma:

But... you never know exactly which tile will be drawn next. Will you wait another round for the perfect tile? Will you adjust your planning? Or have you got a brilliant idea and can you position the tile in a way that it brings points for more than tourist?
Every player builds his own city and makes his own choices. "All" you have to do is make better choices than your opponents!

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Awards

Components

  • 28 tourists in 4 colors
  • 96 tiles in 4 sets. Each set is numbered 1-24.

Online Play

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http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_Citiesfan.gif Cities fan

Game play in short:

Target
Every player tries to build a more attractive city than the other players. He tries to achieve this by building big zones of attractions and parks. A zone consists of horizontal or vertical adjacent fields. At playing level 2 and 3 players can also earn points by positioning terraces close to the water (and parks).

Preparations
Every player has his own stack of 24 tiles and sorts it after number. There is 1 player who plays the role of Master Builder. He is the only player to shuffle his stack.

Gameplay
The Master Builder draws a tile from his stack and reads the number on it aloud. All other players look up the tile with the same number. Then the players place this new tile in their city.

Every player builds his own city, separate from other players. Every new tile must border on another tile completely (= with a complete side). Or it must touch the corner of another tile.

On the tiles are always four fields: a combination of attractions, parks, terraces and/or water. Players can rotate the tile as they wish, before placing it in their city.

After playing a new tile, a player is allowed to place a new tourist on one of the fields of this tile. He can also move a tourist that is already standing on a tile in his city.

End
The game ends, as soon as 16 of 24 tiles have been used.

Playing levels
There are 3 levels of playing. The easiest level can be played with children. The hardest level is only recommended for the die hard puzzler and planner.

Scoring
Level 1: A player scores 1 point for each field in a zone of attractions or parks. But only if there is a tourist standing in it.

Level 2: Same as level 1. Players can also score points for tourists on a terrace. They receive 1 point for every water field this tourist looks at. Tourists on terraces look at water fields that are lying in a continuous straight line in a horizontal or vertical direction from the terrace.

Level 3: Same as level 2. Players also receive points for each terrace that borders directly at a field in a zone of attractions.
Players also receive points for each water field that borders directly at a field in a park zone.
And players recieve points for every park field at which a tourist on a terrace looks out.

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English second edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Peter Hermans
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG 4069
Size: 9.00 x 5.75 x 3.00 inches
1.50 pounds
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: Emma Games
Artist: Peter Hermans
Year: 2008
Product Code: 31001
Size: 9.06 x 5.91 x 3.07 inches
1.54 pounds
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6 Scoring Aid Cities Level 1, 2 and 3
Scoring aid for Cities with pictures! For all levels. I really hope that it helps you with the scoring. If you find anything wrong or are still unsure about a situation, let me know! Martyn F www.martynf.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OriginalMartynF Twitter: https://twitter.com/originalMartynF
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2014-01-03
12 Player Aid For All Levels
Placement rules plus scoring aid for all levels. Four aids per page.
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2011-02-03
4 Cities Korean Rules
Cities Rules in Korean. As I play this game, it may be updated.
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2010-09-22
5 Cities Scoresheets
I fold up a couple of these in the game box along with a pencil for easy score-keeping.
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2010-07-28
9 Player aid for level 1 & 2 Cities
Four per page. Includes tile placement, tourist placement and movement, and scoring for levels 1 & 2. Use chaddyboy_2000's player aid for scoring level 3 games. Note that I use the term "Outdoor cafe" instead of "terrace" - this is easier for Americans to understand. I apologize to the rest of the world for changing a perfectly accurate word.
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2009-04-25
20 Player Aid for Scoring on Puzzle Level
A visual reminder sheet of how the puzzle scoring works. At first, I thought the puzzle scoring was going to be rather confusing and convoluted, but I find that a visual reference helps a lot.
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