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Name Underwater Cities (2018)
Complexity 3.5956
BGG Rank 43
Player Count 1 - 4
Mechanism(s) End Game Bonuses, Hand Management, Income, Network and Route Building, Solo / Solitaire Game, Turn Order: Stat-Based, Worker Placement

In Underwater Cities, which takes about 30-45 minutes per player, players represent the most powerful brains in the world, brains nominated due to the overpopulation of Earth to establish the best and most livable underwater areas possible.

The main principle of the game is card placement. Three colored cards are placed along the edge of the main board into 3 x 5 slots, which are also colored. Ideally players can place cards into slots of the same color. Then they can take both actions and advantages: the action depicted in the slot on the main board and also the advantage of the card. Actions and advantages can allow players to intake raw materials; to build and upgrade city domes, tunnels and production buildings such as farms, desalination devices and laboratories in their personal underwater area; to move their marker on the initiative track (which is important for player order in the next turn); to activate the player's "A-cards"; and to collect cards, both special ones and basic ones that allow for better decision possibilities during gameplay.

All of the nearly 220 cards — whether special or basic — are divided into five types according to the way and time of use. Underwater areas are planned to be double-sided, giving players many opportunities to achieve VPs and finally win.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Tom Vassell 6 Top 10 (2018)
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 45 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 46 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
Sickledrips 2019 Tom Heath 28 Slickerdrops Top 50
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 9 Top 100 2019
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 4 Top 100 2019