The Estates

2018 Β· 2-5 Players Β· 45-60 Minutes
The Estates board game
The Estates board game

The City Council recently approved the zoning map for a new urban development - The Estates - featuring high-end infrastructure and a modern atmosphere for its citizens. Soon after, the banks awarded millions of dollars in loans to six real estate investment firms to help develop this new area. The zoning map for The Estates calls for two rows of four buildings each, located between the River and Main Street. The meadows on the other side of the River are to remain a recreational area for the City.

But, with hopes of larger profits, investors and building tycoons entirely ignore the City Council's demands and begin developing three rows of buildings instead. The Mayor catches wind of the potential for profit and begins planning a new mansion in The Estates, which would double the value of one of the building rows! With some sketchy Building Permits, investors begin developing buildings on the other side of the River, beyond the designated building zone.

However, the City Council takes rigorous steps to put an end to the racketeering with an ultimatum: as soon as the first two rows are completed, the buildings in the uncompleted row will be torn down, resulting in a huge loss for all who invested there. At the end of the day, the investor with the highest-valued buildings will come out on top!

* 1 Game Board
* 36 Floor Cubes
* 12 Rooftops
* 6 Company Certificates
* 3 Building Permits
* 1 Cancel Cube
* 1 Mayor
* 2 Linen Bags
* 60 Checks
* 1 Rulebook



Year Published2018
Number of Players 2-5
Playtime 45-60 Minutes
Minimum Age 10
Mechanics Area Control, Area Majority/ Influence, Auction, Bidding
Categories City Building, Economic
Learning Complexity N/A[Vote]
Strategy Complexity N/A[Vote]
Official Site Official Website
Rule URL Official Rules
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