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New York 1901 Board Game
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- New York 1901 is a game involving territory control and city building during 1901
- Designed by Chenier La Salle and illustrated by Vincent Dutrait
- Family Strategy Game
- For 2-4 Players. Ages 8 +
- Time to Play: 30 to 60 min
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New York 1901 is a game involving territory control and city building during 1901. Players try to score the most points by constructing, demolishing, and rebuilding skyscrapers on the famous streets of New York City. On your turn, you will have a simple choice: would you rather acquire new land to build on, or knock down your existing buildings to make room for bigger and better ones? You will need to expand your territory and construct your buildings shrewdly if you want to rise to the top of the real estate moguls of New York 1901.
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|Item Dimensions||2.75 x 11.75 x 11.75 in||9.5 x 11.62 x 3 in||7.67 x 7.67 x 1.77 in||7 x 3.75 x 9.92 in||10.75 x 14.75 x 2.25 in|
|Item Weight||2.95 lbs||2 lbs||1.24 lbs||2 lbs||3.1 lbs|
Top Customer Reviews
It's a light weight game in the sense that you can converse and not just focus solely on the game. But it's a far more advanced game than Candy land or Chutes and Ladders and the other dull games young kids are usually subjected to. It's a game with modern mechanics. You have to have a plan. Seriously hard core gamers might find it too lightweight, but that's not many people.
One point that's not clear in the instructions. You can build on a piece of land in the same turn you acquire it. The rules say "previously acquired", but that shouldn't be construed as a previous turn. The examples towards the end of the instructions make that more clear.
I really like this game and think it fills a niche. The art and theme are first rate, and the price is quite reasonable for the quality of components.
One of the main reasons I bought this was because I had heard this is a really fun two player game for the times that it was just two of us playing games that night. You block off one section to reduce the board size to make it into a two player game. It plays amazingly like this. It is one of the few games that I have found to be almost as much fun with just two players as it is with 3 or 4.
One (good) note about the game designer/manufacturer; this is a Blue Orange game. I encouraged my Dad to buy this one day when Amazon had it on sale simply because of it being a Blue Orange game. They make some really fun and amazing games. My other younger audience/simpler favorite game is also theirs. It is called Battle Sheep Battle Sheep Game That game is just amazing if you are looking for an easy to learn and really fun game. Blue Orange seems to target the younger audience with many of their products, but these two games are definitely meant for adults to have fun too!
(At this moment I also own their game titled Armadora Armadora Board Game, which I bought just because it is Blue Orange. In the interest of being honest I have yet to play it. I have too much fun playing New York 190, Battle Sheep and other non Blue Orange games (oh the shame!!) to bother learning another new game, yet. I will play it eventually though and when I do I promise to review it too, but I wanted to get it just in case it ever went out of print)
Thanks for reading my unnecessarily long review. That is what happens when I start typing well after my bed time on a work night, I can't stop.
I love the rules of how you upgrade your buildings and how the objectives of the game change based upon cards drawn. So that adds a bit of variance. I wish there were even a few more though to be honest. But it's better than nothing.
Pieces are made of plastic but are okay quality. The game board and cardboard pieces are nice and thick.
My husband and I like it even as a two player game, which is honestly mostly how we play it. Great solid game. Not that complicated so an easy game to being out with newer gamers. Has aspects of ticket to ride (a little bit). But more that just building laying because you can upgrade while trying to still keep majority of certain streets to earn victory points, etc. so a bit more thought goes into each move. Definitely worth getting!
My only complaint is that the box came dented, but the game is good enough I'm giving it 5 stars anyway!
- High replay value due to random scoring variants you pick at the start.
- Great concept and theme.
- Pretty unique, takes you back to playing Tetris as a kid, but you still feel like a real estate tycoon in turn of the century Manhattan.
- Low luck, skill based.
- Easy to learn, difficult to master.
- Can get a little cutthroat, mostly when you are cutting others off from building legendary skyscrapers.
- Brown and Green player pieces look too similar when your eyes or the lighting aren't great.
All in all, this is a great game that takes us just under an hour to play. My twelve year old is the youngest player in our group and she has managed to win quite a few times. The game has a lot of depth but it is pretty simple and most will understand it after the first playthrough.