It’s the mid-19th century. The city of Barcelona is the most densely populated city in all of Europe. Shortly after the old city walls were finally destroyed, Ildefons Cerdà, who is now considered the inventor of urbanism, presented the plan for the creation of the “Eixample”, the expansion that Barcelona so desperately needed. Its construction began in 1860.
In Barcelona, you will take on the role of builders in 19th-century Barcelona working on the new expansion to the city. Your main goal is to construct buildings to accommodate the citizens who want to leave the old city, and in the process, you will also build streets, create tram lines, and build public services. You may even decide to explore. Modernisme, a new architectural and arts style that has been gaining popularity among the rich.
Barcelona is a city building game that is played over a variable number of rounds interrupted by three scoring phases before a final scoring phase. Every round, each player takes a single turn consisting of two or more actions, a building phase, when we add new buildings to the main board, and then preparation for their next turn. There are multiple opportunities to score victory points during the game, but players also gain points at the end of the game from unlocked spaces on their player boards and from Modernisme projects tiles that they acquired. The player with the most points wins.
Why do you absolutely need it?
- CLASSIC APPROACH TO CITY BUILDING, EURO-STYLE GAME WITH MODERN TWISTS THAT GIVE THE GAMERS MANY MEANINGFUL CHOICES AND STRATEGIES TO TRY OUT
- HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENT SWITH BEAUTIFUL AND THEMATIC ART DESIGN PROVIDING DEEP IMMERSION IN THE CULTURE FROM THE TIME AND REGION THE GAME IS PLACED IN
- SIMPLICITY IN AVAILABLE ACTIONS, CORRELATED WITH THE DEEPNESS OF STRATEGIES IN THE GAME–YOUR PERFECT EASY TO LEARN,HARD TO MASTER GEM!
Type: End Game Bonuses, Tile Placement, Worker Placement
Playtime: 60-90 mins
Designer: Dani Garcia
Artists: Aleksander Zawada (Illustrations), Zuzanna Kołakowska (Graphic Design)