Warsaw: City of Ruins
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Warsaw: City of Ruins
Designed by Filip Miłuński
Warsaw is a unique city. It is said that it "survived its own death", and there is truth in this. Poland's capital was largely destroyed during the Second World War, and its reconstruction was an exceptional urban development process. Warsaw is a combination of elegant buildings from Saxon times, architecture from between the World Wars, socialist blocks, and modern buildings.
In Warsaw: City of Ruins, players compete to develop their own unique district of Warsaw over six epochs, from when Warsaw first became the capital at the end of the 16th century through modern times. With choices of residential areas, commercial complexes, cultural facilities, parks, industrial facilities, and over 35 unique Warsaw buildings and landmarks, Warsaw: City of Ruins will give players endless replayability due to its simple rules and deep strategic game play.
Each epoch (or round) consists of a construction phase and an income phase, with wars at the end of the third and fourth epochs. During the construction phase of an epoch, players shuffle the city tiles with the current epoch's number, then deal several tiles to each player. Each player chooses one of the tiles, then places it face down onto the table. All players simultaneously reveal their selected tiles, and each player chooses one of two possible actions:
- Discard their tile to the box and take three coins from the bank.
- Pay the tile's cost in coins and build the tile in their district.
Instead of placing a tile on an empty space, a player may choose to build on top of an existing tile. Simply place the new tile directly onto an existing tile, covering it completely. As a result, the new tile's price is reduced by the price of the older tile that it covers. A player's district can never be larger than a 3×4 or 4×3 rectangle of tiles.
At the end of each of the six epochs, districts give income and victory points to their owners. After six rounds, whoever has the most points wins.
- 1 Game Board
- 105 City Tiles
- 36 Cardboard Coins
- 4 Mermaid Figures
- 3 Player Aids
- 1 Rulebook