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2010
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Best with 3 players
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13 and up
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90 minutes
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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London
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Description Edit | History

London was Treefrog's 2010 Essen release.

(Inspired by the history of the city from just after the Great Fire until 1900, the game has evolved since the description originally listed on the Treefrog website).

London is a 2-4 player game with a playing time of aproximately 90 minutes. Players select cards with varying powers of cashflow, victory points, and poverty penalties, and compete to manage them most efficiently.

"London lies devastated after the Great Fire of 1666. This is your opportunity to build a new city on the ashes of the old. It is up to you how you employ the talents of the people of London to this end. Will you favour the business classes, who will earn you money? Or would you prefer to spend more money than you can rightly afford on grand monuments and sumptuous palaces? You must also deal with the problem of rising poverty and how to employ the many paupers of the city. Throughout the game you will be forced to make tough decisions. To achieve one aim you must sacrifice another, which may open an opportunity for a competitor."

Nearly 250 years of progress is glimpsed in this game. Famous buildings and monuments of the era as well as engineering developments such as streetlights are illustrated on the cards.

The publisher calls London "a relatively simple game that can be played easily within ninety minutes."

Description below is quoted from Kris Hall's BGN interview with Martin Wallace:
http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comments/kris_hall_the_martin_wallace_2010_preview_interview
(Note: Some elements of the game described below have changed as shown in the final rulebook available online)

As with a lot of games, London is about scoring the most VPs. Players manage their hand, selecting cards to play into their building display by laying them out in a line. At some point a player will choose to run his city. They can activate their buildings in whatever order they prefer. The resulting actions can generate money and VPs, reduce poverty or have some other effect specified on the card. Some cards have an entry cost which must be paid before the action can be performed.

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Components - Standard Edition

  • 3 Rule books (1 in English, 1 in French, 1 in German)
  • 1 double-sided player aid (French/German)
  • 1 Mounted color mapboard
  • 4 sets of building counters (11 per player in each of the 4 player colors: red, yellow, blue, green)
  • 12 x £10 loan counters
  • 4 x £40 loan counters
  • 10 Underground counters
  • 26 x 1 VP counters
  • 16 x 5 VP counters (listed as 14 in rule book)
  • 12 x 10 VP counters
  • 4 x 20 VP counters
  • 30 black wooden poverty point cubes (each cube represents one poverty point)
  • 10 black wooden poverty point discs (each disc represents five poverty points)
  • 30 gold plastic money counters (each counter represents £5)
  • 40 silver plastic smaller money counters (each counter represents £1)
  • one deck of 110 cards (divided into 3 smaller decks 'A' [25], 'B' [50], and 'C' [35])

Additional/Modified Components - Limited Edition

  • 44 wooden buildings (11 buildings in each of the 4 player colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green. All buildings of the same color are identical but each color building is shaped differently. Buildings can be used instead of included building counters)
  • wooden money (30 Large gold wooden £5 coins and 40 small silver wooden £1 coins. Money can be used in place of plastic money)

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Official Rules


Two Player Variant

The Ben-Zen-Luca variant is widely considered the best way to play with two players:
1. No face up duplicate buildings are allowed in your own city building display.
2. Whenever you expend a card that forces a row to be cleared in the general card display, you place a neutral marker of a third colour in a vacant city borough of your choice, following the normal adjacency rules, and immediately draw and discard from the draw deck the number of cards given by that borough. (Draw and discard four cards if all boroughs are already claimed.)


Awards

2011: J.U.G. - JUG 2011 Nominee
2011: International Gamers Awards Nominee
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London
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Treefrog Games first edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games, Treefrog Games
Artist: Mike Atkinson, Peter Dennis, Simon Jannerland
Year: 2010
Product Code: TRG4002
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
English, French, German
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Treefrog Limited edition
Publisher: Treefrog Games
Artist: Mike Atkinson, Peter Dennis, Simon Jannerland
Year: 2010
Size: 12.50 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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7 London Reminders
Once, when teaching Lancaster after not having played it in ages, I made a critical error that I didn’t discover until after the game. I said never again and since then I make a “Reminders” sheet for all of my games. The intent was not to cover all the rules but to make note of those little things that can be forgotten. Most of the Reminders start with the set-up and ends with the end of game conditions and scoring. I print them on cardstock and trim away the excess, making an easy to use sheet. They are also a good framework to use when teaching the games. If you click on my user name, then click on Contributions, then go down to Files you can check out my Reminders for all of my games. Enjoy.
English
2015-01-09
3 Лондон (перевод Shinner)
Русский перевод правил игры
Russian
2013-09-20
6 Boxes for London
This file contains three card tuckboxes for the A, B and C cards. Plus it includes three two part boxes for the coins, poverty cubes, and victory points. I used two part boxes so that they can be used during game play to hold the bits.
English
2013-01-29
8 London Score Sheet
A simplified score sheet with no graphics (to save your printer's ink.) One page, PDF.
English
2012-12-26
4 London - Cards in Polish
London cards translation to Polish language.
Polish
2012-12-13
4 Quick Rules for New Players
This is a quick list of actions available for new players, along with a few other important rules. One page, PDF.
English
2012-08-26
3 Правила на русском языке
Оригинальный буклет Перевод: Александр Петрунин (balury) Вёрстка - Алексей "Yushin" Юшин
Russian
2012-08-25
1 Scoring Sheet German
Just another Din A4 scoring sheet, but for a lot of plays (in German language)
German
2012-07-19
3 London - The cards in Portuguese language
Translation of the cards contained in the game, including the description of those who have special powers.
English
2012-06-05
1 London Final Scoring - Portuguese language
Here is an aid containing the final scoring criteria for London, in Portuguese language.
English
2012-06-03
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