Big City (1999)

Average Rating: 6.91/10
Board Game Rank: 669
Strategy Game Rank: 391
Family Game Rank: 129
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Year Published
1999
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Big City
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This game, with its really wonderful plastic bits, is about building a city. Players acquire cards in eight different 'neighborhoods' and then use them to lay out buildings either one, two, or three spaces large. The points they receive for a given building is a base score plus bonuses for the buildings surrounding it. What makes this game really unique is the city hall. Some player must play it (scoring no points for himself) in order for anyone to start placing any structure beyond the simple residences and business.

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Components:

  • 72 cards, 44×67 mm (mini-Euro 45×68 mm should do)
  • (more components to be listed)

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Big City
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German first edition
Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 1999
Product Code: 618 8860
Size: 13.44 x 10.50 x 2.94 inches
2.54 pounds
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Dutch first edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 1999
Product Code: 999BIG01
Size: 13.39 x 10.43 x 2.91 inches
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English first edition
Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 1999
Product Code: 618 8860
Size: 13.40 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
2.69 pounds
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2 Big City - Foglio riassuntivo
Riassunto delle regole e delle varianti in italiano.
Italian
2009-10-22
42 Building Description/Requirements Player Aid
For all you people who have the German version, here's the English version of the most helpful sheet of paper in the box!
2009-01-17
7 Big City Lego version
This is a Lego Designer 2.0 model file for Big City - Lego version. Streets are 2 posts wide, same as the size 1 building. You will need to number the blocks using a sharpie or something. Using this model you can actually order a custom kit from the Lego website. You will need Lego Designer 2.0 to view. Each plate has a 1-post wide border that serves as 1/2 a road. (available for free at http://ldd.lego.com/)
English
2008-06-17
1 Big City Summary Sheet in Chinese.doc
Player Aid in Chinese-Translation from Bevan Koch's Edtion
2006-09-01
29 Big City - Quick Reference.pdf
1-page rules summary
2005-06-10
3 big_city.pdf
Hungarian Player Aid - Magyar nyelvű Összefoglaló táblázat
2005-03-13
0 BigCity_Riass_ITA.pdf
Traduzione del foglio riassuntivo con illustrazioni a colori - Illustrated summary page translated in italian
2005-03-05
0 BigCity_ITA.pdf
Illustrated Italian Translation - Regolamento in Italiano con illustrazioni
2005-03-05
69 Big City.pdf
Illustrated English Translation (11 Pages)
2004-11-08
5 Big City_-_Ayuda_Rapida_de_Juego_SP.zip
Big City - Ayuda Rápida de Juego (by http://ludere.ual.es/bsk)
2004-09-29
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 669
Strategy Game Rank: 391
Family Game Rank: 129
Num Ratings: 2052
Average Rating: 6.91
Standard Deviation: 1.21
Num Views: 183249
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 2.2
Fans: 31
Personal Comments: 795
Users Owning: 2100
Users Wanting: 336
Users Trading: 59 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 4
Want Parts In Trade: 8
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3294
Plays This Month: 14
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BGTG 93 - All About Big City (with Eric Burgess)
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2009-04-14
BGB Volume 5 - Session Review with Big City, Wyatt Earp, and Tsuro
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2006-01-15
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