Sprawlopolis board game
Sprawlopolis board game


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Overall Rank: #253 | Trending Rank: #331

In Sprawlopolis, 1-4 players work together to build a new city from the ground up. Using only 18 cards and a variable scoring system, the game is never the same twice. Each turn, players will play 1 card from their hand to the growing city, trying to score as many points as possible. Players will have to communicate and plan without revealing their own cards in order to most efficiently develop large areas in each of the 4 zone types. Watch out though, the city hates paying for road maintenance so each road will cost you points in the end. When all cards have been placed, the game ends and players see if they have met dynamically generated minimum score for their game. Can you meet the demands of the officials, work with your fellow planners and build the ultimate urban wonder? It’s time to find out!

Jackhammers chattering, trucks beeping, engines roaring, the sounds of construction are everywhere. Sprawlopolis is growing and YOU are in charge of it all. The last team of planners couldn't cut it, so the city turned to your team, the best of the best. If anyone can turn this tiny town into a thriving civic center it's you.

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  • The objective seems quite random as there're time I finished with ease, but there also time I got wreck. Fun for solo, but I rather touch my phone
  • My favourite pnp game to date. A nice relaxing solo experience, and a great game for traveling with. Similar spacial style of play to Orchard, but without dice - just cards - so easier to take out and about. And I printed off a copy at %50 reduced size so we can play it even more easily on restaurant tables etc
  • With 18 possible scoring goals, this game has extensive replayability and a small footprint.
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  • #Sprawlopolis - I've had a PnP version of this in my backpack for months, but it's so small that I never even think about it. I finally did and tried it out solo. This is a neat little game! Perfect if you have 10-15 minutes to kill and want to get a game in. Basically zero setup and takes very little table space.
  • #Fort @ 3p - finally got to play this at more than 2, and I like it even better! More opportunities to follow, which gives you mean interesting decisions, IMO. Played on TTS.
  • #Santorini 2x @ 2p - my wife obliged me by playing this one. I won both games. She's not at all comfortable playing an abstract strategy game like this. She says she just makes a move and hopes for the best lol. Hopefully she can up her skill a little bit, I'd really like to play this with her more often.
  • #Underwater Cities - had more free time yesterday than I thought I would, so decided to learn this one. I played solo, so that I could learn it before trying to teach my wife. I think I liked it! I'm sure I made some mistakes, but once I understood the flow, it went pretty smoothly. I think it goes without saying that I lost by a wide margin haha. I think I'll be able to teach my wife how to play, though, which was the goal.

It is a card drafting, card laying, city building game. It seems similar to #Sprawlopolis, although I have never played Sprawlopolis. 

You draft a card and then add it to your city. You can overlap the cards as you add them to optimize you different terrains, which each score differently. 

It is pretty light weight and a lot of fun.

It scratches a similar itch to #Carcassonne. I like Carcassonne better, but #Honshū is easier to travel with and is still a lot of fun.

Oh I really want to try #Sprawlopolis out! Seems like a lot you can do with so little cards.

I think these are the games I would include on my list? Iw ould also include #Sprawlopolis as another suggestion for solo play!

Got in some#Race for the Galaxy and#Concordia and both were really close fun games!

almost got in some#Sprawlopolis but didnt happen!

I don't really know how to feel about BGG lists. There tends to be a bias towards heavier games that in a lot of cases the reviewers I trust haven't particularly enjoyed.

That said there are a few blindspots that I'm eager to correct: #Aeon's End, #Nemo's War (Second Edition) and #Sprawlopolis among others.

Went on a crazy adventure to pick up #Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature. Basically I was travelling for a backpacking trip and could take detour to pick up the game for an excellent price. Ended up seeing the West side of Rocky Mountain National Park and some other mountains in Colorado and it was totally worth the trip (even though I had an hour on a dirt road to get to the guys house haha).

The game was fun! The polar bears are super cute, but we couldn't save them and ended up losing the game. More of a challenge than we expected but we'll probably geet the strategy down quickly. Not sure we'll keep the game forever but at least for a little while.

Also played #Sprawlopolis on the backpacking trip as we were stuck in a snow storm. Thinky, but light.

I picked up #Apollo XIII for $5 and gave that a play. It started out kind of boring for the first 20 minutes, but oh boy did it pick up. Once you start taking critical damage the time limit of 30 seconds really hinders you. We ended up killing the crew in the second to last phase, unfortunately, but it was an intense game and quite a thrill.

Also played #Mint Delivery. It was fun enough. We do a lot of backpacking so we were testing this one out since our collection of ultralight board games is pretty small ( #Mint Works, pnp version of #Sprawlopolis, and Pocket Landship). It was fun, not quite as good a game as Mint Works, but still enjoyable and we are bringing it on our trip this week.

Planning on playing #Mountaineers, #This War Of Mine: The Board Game, or #Vindication this week which are all on my shelf of shame at the moment.

#Welcome to... and its Zombie & Doomsday Expansions

#Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition And the Green one too I think

I'd love all the #Aeon's End stuff because its hyped but it isn't a priority.

Waiting on the new #Sprawlopolis expansion Interstate and probably going to order #SpaceShipped at the same time.

I'm pretty sure I'd agree with your wife if I ever played that game lol

Maybe I should try the PnP version of #Sprawlopolis some day... I think I saw SUSD cover it on one of their videos.

One of the first games I played solo, as far as I can recall, was #Fuse. I played this solo mostly because my wife can't stand it haha The ten-minute stress fest hooked me, and I started experimenting with other quick solo games. #Sprawlopolis was one of them; I got to review it and ended up hooked. #Terraforming Mars was next, and by then I was long gone.

#Terraforming Mars was actually my first solo game that really drew me in. I have since moved on and in my opinion upgraded to #Gaia Project for this. TM had the beat your score mechanic, but you also had to make sure you could meet all of the global parameters so that was nice, but GP has a really neat AI player that is very challenging, so you are always keeping track of your best scores, but the ultimate goal is to beat that AI! It really is a soothing process to solo game especially when you have a cup of coffee, a slow afternoon and the only thing you dive into is the game. 

I would also love to mention #Welcome to... and #Sprawlopolis, these are my go to travel solo games. Very fun and puzzly and easy to transport!