Game Details

Name Small City (2015)
Complexity 4.02
BGG Rank 2395
Player Count 1 - 4
Mechanism(s) Area Majority / Influence, Simulation, Variable Player Powers

You are the mayor of one borough of Small City, and you have eight turns to secure enough votes to be re-elected. To do this, you have to attract more citizens, encourage the growth of residential areas for them to live in, and aid the expansion of both the commercial and industrial sectors – though the latter sector also brings pollution with it, and you need to deal with that, too, as high pollution levels will have a negative effect on your score at the end of the game.

If you build suitable infrastructure, your citizens will undoubtedly vote for your re-election, but beware of false promises! Votes can be earned over the course of the game by placing citizens in the residential spaces, by erecting cultural buildings, by keeping commercial buildings in suitable areas, and also by making good on the promises that you made to the citizens at the beginning of the game.

The player with the most votes (i.e., victory points) after eight turns wins.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
Heavy Cardboard 2018 Amanda 19 Top 50 of all Time of Right Now
Heavy Cardboard 2018 Edward 46 Top 50 of all Time of Right Now
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 76 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 58 Top 100 2019