Thursday, September 7, 2023

Sprawlopolis, By Button Shy / Even Toys and Games - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Wallet card game  

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  8 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Anyone who enjoys strategy games - solo or play cooperatively. 

It’s easy to underestimate a game like Sprawlopolis by Button Shy - it’s small-sized, nothing too glamorous, with no fancy game components. I LOVE it when a game surprises me with its unassuming cleverness! This game has fast becoming one of my personal favourites. Thank you Even Toys and Games - this is fantastic! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) 18 Cards Strategy Game  

I love how Sprawlopolis made a really cool solo/ cooperative game out of just 18 cards. Each of the cards contains a city map with 4 quadrants of zones (blue for commercial, grey for industrial, green for park, orange for residential), and 1 or 2 roads. On the reverse side of the cards, each has an objective (for example, card “2” gives us 1 point for each row / column with 3 park blocks in it; card “15” gives us 2 points when a residential block is adjacent to 2 or more industrial blocks etc). To play this game, players randomly select 3 cards to set the scoring objective. Now each player takes turn to strategically position the remaining 15 cards horizontally, by either laying them adjacent to another card, or overlap a card partially with another. Once the cards are laid out, tally the points by adding up the points for each of the largest zones, deduct points based on the number of roads, then factor in points from the objective cards. The team won together if the point is higher than the total target numbers in the objective cards. 

(2) No Two Games Are The Same - Wide Combinations Of Variables! 

I love how the game creates large combinations of variables by using just 18 cards - We need to formulate new strategy each round depending on the 3 objective cards being drawn. I also love that this game can be played solitarily, or with 2 or more players cooperatively. 

(3) Includes 6 Sets Of "Expansion Cards" To Spice Up The Game 

And if that’s not enough, this version also includes 6 sets of “expansion cards” to spice up the game - including cards with “Wrecktar” monster, Construction Zone, Point of Interest, Beach Expansion, Interstate Expansion, Roadwork Expansion etc. Each expansion card changes the scoring conditions, and will surely scale up the level of difficulties of the game! 

(4) Awesome Travel Game 

This game is light weight, compact, travel-friendly. I can’t ask for a better micro-game! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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