I am really enjoying how the
games we are playing as a family are much more strategic now! They really get you thinking of how best you
could win the game. This weekend we were
getting the hang of Quadropolis where you each have a city to construct and get
points for how well constructed it is.
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My eldest son at eight got to
grips with it quicker than me.
But by the third round I realised what I needed
to do and managed to win when we calculated the scores after the fourth
round. It was a close victory; I only
had 35 points to his 31 points. As it
was our first game we were learning as we played so I would imagine for our
next game the scores would be higher.
Neither of us had any multi-level tower blocks, so that was an
At first I thought the rulebook
looked quite daunting, but as you go through the game it becomes quite
clear. We stuck with the classic
version of the game but when you are more familiar with the concept you can progress
on to expert with five rounds instead of four.
You also play the architects differently, taking from a pool of them
rather than having your own set.
You really need to think of the
placement of your buildings, neither of us had public services, eldest went
down the route of mainly of single floor tower blocks and parks, whilst I was
more industrial with factories, shops and harbours. When you place a building you need to activate it with a person
or energy unit, so it helps to think ahead how many you will need, any left
over in the end will be penalised at -1 VP each. Fortunately you can add people into the shops you get points for
your number of customers (up to four inhabitants welcome in the shop!) and you
can also use the park to absorb a left over energy unit.
You can be quite clever when you
take a building because the placement of the Urbanist figure will block the
next player from taking anything in the line or column they are how positioned. I think both my son and I were too focused
on our own construction site we did not try and knowingly stop each other’s
progress. I could imagine hubbie would be
watching our construction sites more closely and thinking of the end game from
the very beginning! It’s worth trying
to get hold of the building with the mayor pawn image on it as it means you get
to start first in the next round.
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