City Hall Board Game (Canceled)
City Hall Board Game (Canceled)
In City Hall, players compete to win the 1933 Mayoral election by trading influence to control the city's various offices.
In City Hall, players compete to win the 1933 Mayoral election by trading influence to control the city's various offices. Read more
About this project
City Hall in 60 Seconds
Stakes are high in the Big Apple. In your bid to become Mayor you will send your staffers to the seven City Hall offices and auction off their benefits to build parks and buildings to secure the votes of the populace.
You can accept your rivals influence, or pay your own to keep the benefit to yourself. Leverage your money and influence to win the voters' approval and become the next Mayor of New York!
How To Play
What's In The EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Box?
Other than tons of fun with a great euro game? There is:
- 40 EXCLUSIVE wooden stars for Kickstarter backers
- 22 Land Cards
- 8 Housing Permits
- 8 Tower Permits
- 8 Factory Permits
- 4 Park Permits
- 4 Player Aid Tiles
- 1 Game Board
- 40 Stars
- 56 Staffer Meeples in 4 colors
- 9 Endorsements
- 45 Influence Cards
- 80 Money Cards
- 1 Rulebook
City Hall in Greater Depth
City Hall pits 2-4 players against each other in a bid to build a thriving city and gain the approval of the voters in order to win the Mayoral election.
There are seven Offices in City Hall. Each has a distinct function. Some of these offices help build up the city, while others only benefit the player who controls them.
On your turn you will choose any Office that hasn't already been chosen, and put it up for auction. Your opponents will bid influence, trying to wrest away control of that Office. You can accept the highest bid, or pay that much of your own influence to the bank and maintain control of the Office and use its power for yourself.
The Offices in City Hall are...
Tax Assessor: Collect money according to the population you have brought to the city
Campaign Manager: Pay money to increase your Approval Rating
Surveyor: Purchase a plot of land
Lobbyist: Convert money to Influence and vice versa
Zoning Board: Build property on a plot of land you own
Deputy Mayor: Advance in turn order
Health Commissioner: Bring new population to the city
The game ends when one player's Approval Rating is high enough, or when enough properties have been built, and at that time there's an election for Mayor! You'll multiply your Approval Rating by your Population to determine how many votes you get - the player with the most votes becomes the Mayor of New York and wins the game!
City Hall was previously on Kickstarter directly from Michael Keller. We wanted him to be successful on Kickstarter, because City Hall is a great game. Seth and Steve got a chance to play it at BGG.con in 2012 and really liked the game.
In fact, they really wished that it could be a TMG product. They liked it that much.
Having worked with Michael Keller previously on the upcoming Captain of Industry, we also wanted to see this be successful. Still, it is important to utilize Kickstarter to be able to make sure that there is enough demand for the product.
If this project fails, the game will not be made by TMG.
A Brief Note From The Publisher
It is a great pleasure for me to be able to publish board games. Not because I get to play games all day, I actually play less published games today than I did over 4 years ago when I started.
I really like knowing that people out there love our games and have stronger relationships as a result of them.
I can continue to do this thanks to your support.
I hope that you will back City Hall by clicking the large green "Back This Project" button at the top of the page.
Founder & Chief Game Servant of TMG
Risks and challenges
We are pleased to be working with Panda Game Manufacturing again with City Hall. They have been a fantastic supplier of games to TMG for many years now. We have a mutual understanding of the processes of both companies and can get things done pretty quickly as a result.
As City Hall is only made of paper products and wood, I do not expect any manufacturing delays once we get started. And we have over 99% of the artwork for the game finished. So, by the end of the project, we should be starting pre-press work, and delivery in the handful of months after that.
While a couple of our previous projects in Dungeon Roll and Eminent Domain: Escalation are on their own timelines, we felt that it would be important for you to know how the delivery of those is being handled.
Regarding delivery of Dungeon Roll, which recently finished on Kickstarter:
Dungeon Roll is being manufactured by Grand Prix International, which did our previous dice game of Martian Dice along with other games like Zombie Dice, Rory's Story Cubes, Bananagrams, For The Win, Munchkin, and more. They are very capable manufacturers.
Dungeon Roll will be finished manufacturing soon, after which we only need to ship the games to the United States so that we can deliver the games to the backers.
Regarding delivery of Eminent Domain: Escalation, which also recently finished on Kickstarter.
Eminent Domain: Escalation is almost finished with the pre-press work, which means we are looking at about 10-14 weeks to manufacture, another 4 weeks to ship to our warehouse in the United States, and from there, we will be delivering to our Kickstarter backers
Regarding delivery of Belfort: The Expansion Expansion, which also recently finished on Kickstarter.
Belfort: The Expansion Expansion is entering the pre-press process, which means we are looking at about 12-16 weeks to manufacture, another 4 weeks to ship to our warehouse in the United States, and from there, we will be delivering to our Kickstarter backersLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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