Lords of Vegas
From the Publisher...
Las Vegas. The Strip. To the untrained eye, it's a sleepy desert crossroads. A wasteland of cheap hotels, gas stations, and dust. But to you, it is Paradise.
Your brilliant plan? You will construct a magnificent chain of casinos and fill them with light. You will manufacture the ultimate dream of easy money and impossible luxury. You will sell-basically-nothing. You are not alone in this plan. In Lords of Vegas, you and your friends play rival developers, building on the Las Vegas Strip. You can get ahead by building the glitziest, most glamorous, and most popular casinos. But you can fall behind by letting your enemy become your boss.
Lords of Vegas is a clever strategy game with all the thrills, risks, and rewards of the casino business. You start out with empty lots, build small casinos, and expand them as your bankroll grows. Your rivals can build next door, and they just might take you over with a clever paint job or a lucky roll of the dice.
Buy, sell, trade, and gamble your way to the top as you build your empire along the storied Strip.So come on, roll the dice, and build your piece of Paradise!
•Snazzy game board
•4 turn summaries
•40 chips in 4 colors
•48 dice in 4 colors
•4 poker chips
•lots of money
•45 casino blocks
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|Love this game...plenty of risk-taking, trading, gambling, and strategy. Fling your cash all over town, try to get the best casinos, and use trades and cutthroat expansion to cut off your would-be competitors. Game should be played to the tune, "This Town....is a Crazy Town!"
|I introduced this game at christmas to my non-gaming in-laws, and we all had a blast. The concept of getting more money is very familiar to anyone who ever played Monopoly growing up, so it's easy to grasp the big picture of this game right away.
What separates this game from the tedium that is Monopoly is the interesting way that the game makes you play the odds in different ways. Do you want to gamble for money at someone else's casino? Do you want to try a hostile takeover of a casino once you have enough low level employees in the door? What casino do you choose to invest in as you start to expand your empire?
There are interesting decisions to be made throughout, and that makes this game great!