WizKids has announced Rebuilding Seattle, a game about the reconstruction of the city following the devastating fire in 1889.  The new game will release in January.

In Rebuilding Seattle, the players are tasked with overseeing the reconstruction of a neighborhood in the city of Seattle that has been destroyed.  They must manage their resources to help the neighborhood expand by constructing new buildings and landmarks.  At the same time, they must ensure sufficient housing for a growing population, compete with other neighborhoods for the buildings they need, and respond to unpredictable citywide events.  Players can even manipulate the city’s laws to get an edge on their competition.  Points are awarded for putting landmarks on the right types of tiles, for varieties of buildings, and by conserving cash.

Rebuilding Seattle was created by new designer Quinn Brander.  It is intended for 1 to 5 players thanks to the included Solo Player Deck and is recommended for ages 12 and up.  Games take between one and two hours.  It comes with more than 230 tiles, 90 money tokens, 136 cards, 6 player mats, 6 starting neighborhoods, 3 building market extensions, and 1 central board.  MSRP is $49.99.

WizKids has also announced Marvel:  Age of Heroes for March (see “Preview:  ‘Marvel:  Age of Heroes’”) and Siliconvania for April (see “WizKids Launching ‘Siliconvania’”).