In Urbanization, by Johnny Ebsen, players are city planners who oversee the development of a rural area from the beginning of the industrial revolution to the modern era; taking their humble farming villages and growing them into prospering cities, attracting citizens and businesses through expansion. Expansion is kept tight for 2 to 4 players with an adaptable board.
Players start each round by drafting a special character. These characters provide a benefit that is exclusive only to them.
In the Action Phase (repeated 4 times), each player performs one action from a choice of 8. Players can purchase land, erect buildings, trade grain, plant fields, receive work orders, attract industry, produce goods, or collect taxes. At any point during 1 of their 4 actions, players may use their special character to help themselves. This character is then discarded, but don’t worry, you’ll be able to draft another at the beginning of the next turn
Players grow their population to gain victory points, but they must be able to feed them with available grain, have space to house them, and also provide them with work to do. The population level is determined by the lowest level of housing, grain stores, or work orders on the player mat.
Factories are acquired once the work orders for it have been filled. The player must have available space to build a factory or they’ll have to upgrade an existing factory. These factories are used to to produce goods to earn money and gain victory points.
All of this adds up to a tense game with tough decisions, where you have much to do and little time to achieve it. Do you take the large population path to victory and will you be able to provide for your citizens? Or do you follow a more industrial path and attract business to your city?
See the non-final version of the English rules at the link below:
Chart your path to success in Urbanization.
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Invention Card - Internet & Character Card - Professor
You'll receive this bonus promo that won't ship with any other copies of the game. The promo will not be Kickstarter exclusive, but late adopters will have to pay a little extra, while you get it early and for FREE!
You can have one of the Special Character Cards made in YOUR likeness. Pledge at the $1000 level and your card will be in every copy of the game! If you choose this backing level, provide us with a photo of yourself and our artists will render you in the early 20th Century style of the boardgame. Pledging at this level also gives you FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!
In addition to the ability to preorder a copy of Urbanization, we're also giving you the opportunity add a couple of our popular title at special Kickstarter prices! You can add either Lancaster, Kairo, Shogun or Shogun plus the Shogun Tenno's Court Expansion to your order!
Additionally, once we've reached our funding goal, we have four stretch rewards which will be announced when we hit the required levels. We think they're pretty cool, but you'll have to wait and see! So, tell your friends, and let's hit these goals! If you guys go really crazy for Urbanization and go way past $50,000, who knows, maybe we'll add another stretch goal later!
Wow, thanks to all of you awesome backers, Urbanization is now funded and will head to the printing house sooner than otherwise was possible!
To celebrate, we'll be sending an unannounced bonus reward to all backers, a brand new copy of Aton by Thorsten Gimmler! We hope you all enjoy this added bonus. Thanks again for your support!
Let's see if we can make our first stretch goal!
Stretch Goal #1: $20,000 (Update, goal reached on Jun 13, 2012!)
Two more Invention Cards!
Stretch Goal #2: $30,000 (Update, goal reached on Jun 25, 2012!)
An additional two Invention Cards! This is great everyone, thank you.
Stretch Goal #3: $40,000
Two more invention cards, the Telephone and the Bessemer Converter. Many thanks to all of our backers.
Stretch Goal #4: $50,000 - TBA
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PLEASE ADD $10 TO YOUR PLEDGE TO HAVE YOUR REWARDS AT ANY PLEDGE LEVEL SHIPPED TO YOU.
AUSTRIA, BENELUX, FRANCE & THE UNITED KINGDOM BACKERS
PLEASE ADD $15 TO YOUR PLEDGE TO HAVE YOUR REWARDS AT ANY PLEDGE LEVEL SHIPPED TO YOU.
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PLEASE ADD $40 TO RECEIVE YOUR COPY OF URBANIZATION.
PLEASE ADD $150 TO YOUR ORDER IF YOU SELECT THE 6 COPIES URBANIZATION SUPPORT LEVEL.
ADD AN ADDITIONAL $30 (IN ADDITION TO $40 FOR URBANIZATION) FOR ADDED COPIES OF EITHER LANCASTER, KAIRO OR SHOGUN
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ADD AN ADDITIONAL $60 (IN ADDITION TO $40 FOR URBANIZATION) IF YOU ADDED BOTH LANCASTER AND KAIRO TO YOUR ORDER.
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ADD AN ADDITIONAL $100 (IN ADDITION TO $40 FOR URBANIZATION) IF YOU ADDED LANCASTER, KAIRO, SHOGUN & THE SHOGUN EXPANSION TO YOUR ORDER.
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