★★★½☆ New York 1901: build iconic NY skyscrapers that never go more than a centimeter off the ground.

Check out this game if: you like Ticket to Ride and you want something similar but fresh.

This game stands out because: it set collection, plan ahead, area control, and it fits together seamlessly.

Positive:
1. Simple set collections gives this game an easy access point.
2. Beautiful board makes this game eye catching.
3. Different end game bonuses makes this game repayable.
4. No negative consequences make this family friendly.
5. building up to the larger building feels rewarding.
6. A little luck makes this a game that adults can play with kids, competitively.

Negative:
1. Some of the rules to make the game balanced, also feel finicky.
2. Components are nice, but I wish it had 3d buildings.

Brief Overview:
This game is a fight over New York realestate. You can claim any realestate you want, but it becomes a waste if you cannot build on it. On your turn, collect cards from a pool of cards. Once realestate is claimed, play cards to build buildings. Once building are build, destroy and build bigger buildings (no negative consequence for destroying buildings).

The game ends when any player builds a certain number of buildings (destroyed or not).

Number of Players 2-4
Age 10+
Time 60 mins
Friendly ★★☆☆☆
Teachable ★★★★☆
Replayability ★★★☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★★☆☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★★
Interaction ★★★☆☆

Versions:
There is only one version of this game, but it’s similar to other set collection games like Ticket to Ride.

Teaching Advice:
Start explaining this game by telling everyone how you get points (build building), then tell them how to build buildings (getting cards and putting stake holders on the board).

One everyone understands the basic concept, explain the finer points (building on existing buildings, buildings must touch a road or park, and end game scoring).

Link to Video YouTube.

Link to New York 1901 on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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