12 Jun Announcing Cities: Skylines – The Board Game
The board game of the hit city-building video game!
A co-operative game of urban development.
Cities: Skylines – The Board Game
ETA: October 2019
KOSMOS alongside Paradox Interactive are thrilled to announce Cities Skylines – The Board Game! Based on the hit video game, experience Cities: Skylines™ cooperatively as a team of tabletop urban developers, or take on the role of Mayor yourself, as you plan and develop a thriving metropolis.
Players of the original will immediately be familiar with the delicate balance it takes to expand your city while keeping the needs of its citizens in check. Focus too much on expanding one particular area and you will quickly run into pollution, traffic, crime and other rising problems. Make the best use of the space you have available by fitting your zones together to form a beneficial neighbourhood that will attract people to it!
Stephen Lyssejko, Boardgame Marketing Manager at Kosmos Games UK, was invited to a behind-closed-doors demo of the prototype at UKGE with the designer, Rustan Håkansson. As a fan of the video game, the excitement of seeing the mechanics of the digital version being translated over to the board game was clear from the start.
“After seeing the setup, I found myself in familiar territory right away,” he said. “The tracks for managing pollution, crime, traffic, of course, and all the rest were there. After deciding which of the zones we wanted to start on and starting off with our first small residential zone, our group set to work planning how we could expand our city to greatest effect.”
When asked about the play of the game, he had this to say.
“Although it was my first time playing the game, it was great to have others there to discuss our best course of action. When the option to build a monument became available to me, I thought I had spotted an excellent spot to build it. However, when the team looked at our available funds and other options in our hands of cards, it was clear that holding off would help our score much more if we setup the surrounding neighbourhoods more. Players are free to choose when to advance to the next Milestone and expand into more territories, but you have to be sure this will leave you in a state where you won’t bankrupt yourself!”
Cities: Skylines – The Board Game is set for release in October of this year.
Six million enthusiastic players have already built their dream city on the PC. Now, with Cities: Skylines – The Board Game, become a tabletop urban developer. With increasing complexity as your city expands, the boardgame is suitable for the newcomer and connoisseur alike!
Starting with a series of scenarios, players will build different cities with unique buildings and structures in each game. Players begin with a blank canvas of open fields and snaking roads, onto which they will work together to build a thriving city and expand further afield. Just like the video game, layout your first residential, commercial and industrial areas and gradually open up new neighborhoods. Be sure to take into account key factors such as the environment, crime, traffic-flow and education, balance the books to use your financial resources effectively and, of course, keep the population in a good mood!
Whether you play solo or with a group, enjoy city-building at its best. Experience Cities: Skylines™ cooperatively as everyone develops the city together. In order to succeed as a team, you must communicate and plan together in order to advance development as skillfully as possible and ensure each Milestone is met with praise from your citizens. Enact Policies to keep the city’s needs in check, place Public Services to maximize your output and become the best city-builders with Cities Skylines – The Board Game!
Game Materials: 6 Game boards, 1 Administrative board, 8 Management tokens, 48 Area tiles, 37 Building tiles, 120 Playing cards, 26 Money tiles, Start player token, Freestanding Skylines scoretrack with 2 Score indicators, Rulebook