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As you play through the 24 episodes, you open envelopes which contain new rules, stickers and pieces that change how things play out. However, the basics stay largely the same. You start by finding your map, 24 corresponding building pieces and cards and laying them out in front of you. You turn over a Building card and then simultaneously add the corresponding tile to their map to build a growing city.
You're aiming to get the highest score which (at first) is determined by subtracting uncovered spaces from any positive points that you score. However, as you open envelopes to discover new rules and adjustments, the scoring and tactics evolve and space on the map becomes more of a premium. For example, you are awarded stickers that you can place on your board to adjust how the board plays. Or rules can be added, like buildings scoring not only on land coverage, but also with matching colours or orientation.
The great thing about My City is that because the basic elements of the game are simple to learn and the rules develop over time, as a player it feels like you are part of an epic story. What starts as a simple tile placement game becomes an epic battle for supremacy over the life of a whole civilisation.
Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 40 minutes to play a round of this game. This game has two modes of play, Legacy mode, which comprises of 24 games that build on each other and an Eternal Game game that is always the same. Both take the same amount of time to play, but the rules and set up are more complex in Eternal Game mode.
8-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The main mechanics of this game are simple to learn, but the legacy game requires players to learn many more rules. Younger players may be happier playing the standard version of the game.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
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