Blue Moon City
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- A game of strategic rebuilding
- Designed by the legendary Reiner Knizia
- For Ages: 10+
- 2-4 players
- Playing Time: 60 min
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FFGKN15 Blue Moon City Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games
Blue Moon City Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games
The Dark Age is over. The royal heirs, who caused the conflict and the destruction of Blue Moon City, have fled, and their corrupt advisors have been banished to faraway lands. The bitter division between the peoples of Blue Moon is beginning to heal. Blue Moon City lies in ruin, but the people have vowed to restore the city to its former magnificence.
The three elemental dragons have returned to help in the renaissance of Blue Moon City. They reward good leadership with shards of the Holy Crystal from the destroyed obelisk in the center of the city.
Blue Moon City - the board game for 2 to 4 players - picks up where the 2-player card game ended: with the reconstruction of the destroyed city of Blue Moon. Players vie to impress the dragons, collect crystals, and ultimately gain the leadership of Blue Moon City and win the game.
Blue Moon Citys modular board is formed from 21 large building tiles, which show building plans on one side and the buildings in their reconstructed glory on the other. The game also includes wooden player figures, 80 cards depicting the 8 races of Blue Moon, and, as in the card game, 3 large molded plastic dragons.
From the Manufacturer
Complete the blueprints and restore Blue Moon City to its former glory! Guide the peoples of Blue Moon in their efforts to rebuild their home and earn the favor of the elemental dragons. Prove that you have what it takes to be the leader of all the peoples of Blue Moon. Blue Moon City is game of rebuilding, strategy, and cunning for 2-4 players, playable in about 60 minutes. It contains: 21 Building tiles (double sided)1 Obelisk80 Cards (10 each of peoples)4 Player figures40 Player markers (10 for each player)40 Crystal tokens (12 of value 1, 28 of value 3)15 Golden dragon scales3 Dragon figures
Top customer reviews
Other reasons why I love this game:
-Plays equally well with 2, 3, or 4 players (45-60 minutes).
-Simple mechanics: Move, Play cards, Draw cards.
-Variable board setup, aside from the 5 central tiles.
-Artwork on each card and building is unique, and evokes a surreal alien atmosphere.
-Cards (of average quality) provide for a variety of choices, but not so many that it slows the game.
This is not a "Multiple paths to victory" type of game. The strategy is basically the same for each player every time: Use sets of cards to get as many dragon scales as you need to secure the maximum number of crystals. Then acquire as many bonus crystals as possible from buildings, and use them to make the required number of offerings before your opponents.
It's always tense near the end because whoever doesn't win usually could have done so on their next turn, prompting those "If I'd only done this here instead of doing that over there..." comments. Blue Moon City hits all of the sweet spots for me when I don't have 3 hours to spend on a more complex thematic board game.
This game has much going for it:
The components are quality and have held up to many games of playing and shuffling.
The board is made by randomly placing blueprints of the city so you will never likely play the same setup twice.
The play is pretty fast I have seen as little as 35-45 minutes for a 4 player game, but yet still engaging.
The artwork is beautiful, they used different artists for each of the 8 sets of cards in the deck and each card is different as well. I have yet to have a game where someone hasn't commented on how nice the cards are, even among people who have already played.
Overall I highly recommend this game. Honestly if you have someone who enjoys Ticket to Ride and likes Science Fiction this would be a no brainer.
Also if you enjoy the game there is a free downloadable expansion (4 new buildings) available at Fantasy Flight Games website. Although its probably easiest to find by checking BoardGameGeek
1) Theme - different fantasy races trying to rebuild their beautiful city. Gorgeous artwork on cards and game tiles bring this game to life.
2) Well constructed - game tiles/pieces are made with quality and the cards are holding up nicely even after well over 10 games worth of shuffling.
3)Perfect Moderate Pace - Not super fast and not annoying slow. Each turn takes about a minute or so, most of the time you know what you want to do before it gets to your turn.
4) Strategy! you have to think ahead with your cards and board movement, a lot of times you have more than one option, but trust me, it isn't headache complicated.
5) Never the same game twice! - move the tiles and shape the city any which way you want, hindering movement to certain areas or creating possible higher/lower finished tile combos.
6) Not a lot of Fiddly bits. The game doesn't have you control a bunch of game pieces. I find this confusing in other games, trying to remember everything you have.
We are yet to play it with our friends, who also love the other two above games. Should be very interesting in a 3/4 player game.
****Tons of Fun!****