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backers
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 1 2018 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Introduction

Everyone’s been frustrated when the transit system is chronically late, overcrowded or just doesn’t seem to reach the right places. But have you ever wondered if you could design a better one? TRANSIT CITY is a dynamic new strategic board game that allows two to six players to plan, build and ride a network of subway, light rail, bus and bike routes. But TRANSIT CITY isn't just about build-it-and-they-will-come planning. To win, players compete and collaborate to design the transit network that best serves the needs of the city.

Game Description

Armed with a $10 billion transit construction budget, two to six players compete to build a city-wide network consisting of subways, LRTs, high-speed bus routes and bike lanes. On their respective turns, players may choose to plan, build or ride. They also draw TRANSIT CITY cards, which determine the course of the game with a wide range of outcomes that accelerate or impede the creation of the network. With each new line, the $10 billion fund is drawn down, depending on the length and type of the project. The scoring system rewards players for building the right type of transit in the right spot. But if one player opts to invest huge sums on an ineffective transit route, everyone will face the consequences. TRANSIT CITY ends either when the $10 billion has been used up, or when the first player reaches the last stop by amassing 100 points. 

A City-Building Creative Team

TRANSIT CITY is what happens when a team consisting of educators, journalists, public consultation specialists and designers comes together to invent a game based on their shared love of cities. The founders are: Josh Fullan and Eleanor Rae, Maximum City; Nicole Swerhun, Swerhun Facilitation; and Matt Blackett and John Lorinc, Spacing Magazine. They all love transit. And they all secretly believe that they, and many everyday commuters, sometimes have the best ideas to build transit to serve their city. Try the game and see if you’ve got what it takes!

Prototype and Testing 

Transit City Prototype Testing
Transit City Prototype Testing
The game being played here is a prototype; the final version will come with die-cut tiles and higher production values.
The game being played here is a prototype; the final version will come with die-cut tiles and higher production values.
The object of the game is to plan, build & ride a transit network that best serves a city.
The object of the game is to plan, build & ride a transit network that best serves a city.

Selected Game Components

Light Rail Tile
Light Rail Tile
Subway Tile
Subway Tile
Sample Transit City Card front
Sample Transit City Card front
Sample Transit City Card back
Sample Transit City Card back
Sample Transit City Card back 2
Sample Transit City Card back 2

Video coming soon.

Risks and challenges

We have been developing this game since June of 2016 and are fully committed to bringing it to market in the fall of 2018, provided we can raise half the manufacturing costs through this Kickstarter.

We have completed and tested a prototype and will conduct some further testing and minor revisions to game play before sending it to production this summer. Details and appearance of game elements pictured and described here are subject to change throughout the revision process.

We have experienced some delays already - just like real transit planning and riding - but are now in good position to commit to the production cycle provided the game has enough interest.

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    Transit City The Game Boxed Set

    Includes one game set and and two limited edition Transit City buttons. Each game set includes:

    1 Game board
    6 Player tokens
    1 Treasury Tracker
    2 Transit City Dice
    90 Place tiles
    1 Deck of Transit City cards
    6 Sets of bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), subway (S) and bike lane tiles.
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    1 Game board
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    1 Treasury Tracker
    2 Transit City Dice
    90 Place tiles
    1 Deck of Transit City cards
    6 Sets of bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), subway (S) and bike lane tiles.
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    4 Transit City The Game Boxed Sets

    Includes four game sets and five limited edition Transit City buttons. Each game set includes:

    1 Game board
    6 Player tokens
    1 Treasury Tracker
    2 Transit City Dice
    90 Place tiles
    1 Deck of Transit City cards
    6 Sets of bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), subway (S) and bike lane tiles.
    6 Rule cards

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    8 Transit City The Game Boxed Sets

    Includes eight game sets and ten limited edition Transit City buttons. Each game set includes:

    1 Game board
    6 Player tokens
    1 Treasury Tracker
    2 Transit City Dice
    90 Place tiles
    1 Deck of Transit City cards
    6 Sets of bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), subway (S) and bike lane tiles.
    6 Rule cards

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