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Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl by GMT Games
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Manufacturer: GMT Games  Visit their site
Designer: Chad Jensen
Players: 2 to 4
Time: 90 to 180 Minutes
Categories: City Building
Mechanics: Action Point Allowance System
Tile Placement
Card Drafting
Area Control
Availability: In Stock 
Our Price:  $44.72 - Retail $70.00
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Urban Sprawl is a game for 2-4 players. Urban Sprawl abstractly models the growth of a town into a teeming metropolis.

Players assume the roles of entrepreneur, tycoon and politician—each helping in the development of a hypothetical “Anywhere, USA.” Wealth and Prestige will be earned and spent throughout the game. Buildings will rise only to later be demolished for better and larger fare.

Throughout the game, players will gather valuable Permits. These will result in either a wealthy Investment or the foundation of a new building Contract. Players will strive to become dominant in one or more building Zones in order to acquire beneficial political offices.

All of this eventually leads to the end game – a vibrant metropolis that is revered around the world – when the player with the most Prestige will be crowned the winner.

Game Play:

The grid of streets on the board provides the framework for building the small town. The buildings will be placed within the grid and identified with control markers (wooden cubes) to show each player’s contribution to the growing urban area. Each building’s value is determined by the cumulative Wealth and Prestige values of the block in which is it constructed.

At the start of a player’s turn he may discard one or more Building Permit cards from hand as “Investments,” gaining Wealth in doing so. Next that player gets 6 “Action Points” (APs) that he may spend on any of the the following activities:
Acquiring new Building Permit cards from those available to choose
Constructing new buildings from those currently available
Acquiring a “Favor” – a Building Contract that only that player can build

Each activity carries with it a variable cost in APs, depending on where the chosen card lies on the board.

Once a player has spent his APs it’s time for a quick reset phase in readiness for the next player’s turn. It is during this phase that events can occur, elections can be held for the various political offices, and players receive payouts in Wealth and Prestige. Wealth payouts provide funding for new buildings while Prestige payouts provide victory points.

Generally, players will be trying to build in areas that provide better payouts. Players are also looking to construct more buildings of a particular “zone” – Government, Residential, Industrial or Commercial – in order to help them win an election, as the politicians each confer a special ability to the player holding the office. Many of the buildings also provide a one-time bonus as they are built, and players can benefit from construction in the right neighborhoods.

Throughout the game, the values of the buildings will generally increase as the town grows into a city and then a large metropolis. Neighborhoods that were once valuable can become run down and new city centers spring up as the urban areas sprawl out across the grid.

When the game ends, players will conduct a final scoring of each Prestige row, earn points based on accumulated Wealth, and score bonus points for political offices held—after which the player with the highest Prestige total wins the game.

Components:
one game board
four player mats
144 wooden cubes in four player colors
four wooden cylinders in four player colors
one orange wooden pawn
165 cards:54 in the Building Permit deck, 37 in the Town deck, 37 in the City deck, 37 in the Metropolis deck

four sheets of die-cut tiles: 128 buildings, 24 Vocations, 6 Politicians, 1 Contractor, 6 Wealth markers, 3 Prestige markers, 1 Active Player marker, 1 Extra Favor marker

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