“Mr. Mayor! Mr. Mayor! Tell us, what are you plans for this city once you take office? We’re expecting a lot of change from you, Mr. Mayor. You made some pretty big promises in your campaign speeches, and we hope you deliver on them. Oh, we know you will, Mr. Mayor! We’ve heard all about your big plans for this city! Your dreams of train stations, shopping malls, amusement parks, radio towers, they all seem too good to be true! Don’t let us down! We believe in you. Finally, we’ll see the growth and change that we need here in…”
You are now the mayor of a small town with big city dreams. Machi Koro is a very straightforward city building card game for up to four players. Each turn starts with a die roll, and the numbers that appear determine what structures generate income for that turn. Using a small wealth of coins and whatever income your buildings can generate, you can buy more buildings to generate more coins and bring yourself closer to victory! The first player to build all four of their monument cards is the winner, as well as the best mayor around.
“Gee, that sounds like a lot of work,” is probably what you’re thinking, but fear not! New buildings only cost a few coins, and you get coins almost every time you roll the die! It really is incredibly straightforward. Just roll the die, get as many coins as your coffers can hold, and buy everything! With each monument you construct, you’ll be granted more actions to use on your turn, and you’ll be one step closer to victory.
But wait, there are other mayors around. And those other mayors are trying to encroach on your excellent city planning by building the same structures as you! It looks like this game isn’t just about generating income from your buildings. It’s time to start stealing income from other towns!
Each die roll brings new money into play, and keeping an eye on your fellow mayors’ towns is essential if you’re going to be the best mayor in the region. With a mixture of smart building and good rolling you, too, can be one of the best mayors Machi Koro and The Castle have ever seen. Good Luck!