Like the computer game, players of Cities: Skylines – The Board Game guide the growth and development of their fictitious city, starting from an empty plot of land and developing residential, commercial, and industrial areas. They must contend with the obstacles common to all cities: environment, crime, traffic flow, education, and financial resources. Their goal is to keep the population happy while achieving milestones in their city’s growth.
The game was designed by Rustan Hakansson (co-creator of Nations and Dungeon Rush). It is intended for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and each scenario takes around an hour to play. MSRP is $49.95.
Paradox Interactive is expanding into the board game market this year by licensing adaptations of a number of its more popular titles (see “Paradox Interactive Unplugs”).