Metropolys

Metropolys

The awe-inspiring Metropolys is in effervescence! Talented Urban planners and architects rival each other to make luxury, elegant buildings of glass and steel defying the laws of balance, grow from the ground. Who will eventually impose their style to leave an indelible trail in the history of the city? The answer is in your hands!

The players are urban planners in quest of prestige. Over the course of the game, they try to construct their buildings in the best places. As soon as a player has placed all of their buildings, the game ends. The player with the most prestige is the winner.

BoardGameGeek Info

Publisher
Rio Grande Games
Published in
2008
My Rating
8.0
BGG Rating
6.66
BGG Rank
699
Players
2-4
Ages
8+
Duration
0:30
Complexity
2.2124 / 5
Acquired
December 2009
Eager to Play
Yes
Plays
8
Last Played
January 21, 2016
Time Spent
4:00

This is an abstract bidding game where players are bidding on locations on the game board to occupy. Bids are placed by using a finite number of numbered building pieces. Bids continue until all players pass, then the last building placed wins and remains on the board, thus reducing their ability to bid that same number in the future. When bidding you must bid on an empty lot adjacent to the one just bid on, thereby creating a path of proposals. Each player has a secret objective which awards them points in the end.

The players must decide how much they are willing to spend on which lots, knowing who can still outbid them. As the board fills up dead ends are created, which can offer for really cheap buildings. The game can play fast and furious, or you can puzzle over the strategies and guess what path your opponents will take.

Eight plays

  • January 21, 2016
  • December 17, 2015
  • December 31, 2012
  • February 19, 2010
  • January 07, 2010
  • December 28, 2009
  • December 26, 2009
  • December 25, 2009