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Introduction Edit

Players are communities that participate in the development of Little Big Town by building residential areas, industry, offices, parks, etc., that in turn will offer accommodation, leisure and working opportunities to their citizens. 

Like in real towns, each player will have to learn to cooperate with other parties to further their own interests, as each community has different needs and no one can build Little Big Town alone.

The game includes tile/cube placement, stacking, and card management. The players will have to navigate a changing economic situation while trying to place their citizens at the best positions and achieving their long term goals.

Setup Edit

Tiles represent the 6 different developments of the city. They are shuffled and made into a pile with their backs visible. A row of 4 visible tiles is made


The game uses all the cards with pink and green backgrounds (values 1-3). The 6 black cards are secret Goal cards used for end game scoring. The white cards define the economic climate, facilitating the construction of certain types of developments (one of each). The other colours represent the resources and permits required to build a certain development.


All cards except black ones are shuffled.


Each player receives 20 Citizens (cubes) of her color, one tile, one secret goal card and draws two cards


First play is determined randomly


Play Edit

During her turn, a player can perform two actions, or pass. Both actions can be of the same nature, or different. There are 3 types of action:


1: place a citizen (cube) on a tile, pay the cost in cards, score the cube (1 point). If there are less than 4 players, a player can also place cubes of a neutral color, but they don’t score.

The cards discarded to pay the cost must add numerically at least up to the cost, and either be a set of the same color, and include at least once the symbol of the tile being built, or be a set of different colors, but all the cards having the built symbol.


2: place a development (tile), pay the cost in cards like for citizens, score the tile (1 point per tile in the stack), and draw another tile. 

Tiles must be placed either on top of existing tiles (if four cubes have been placed), or adjacent to existing tiles.

The cost of placing a tile is equal to the stack size once the new tile is added.

The cards discarded to pay the cost must add up numerically to the cost, and either be a set of the same color, and include at least once the symbol of the tile being built, or be a set of different colors, but all the cards having the built symbol

Some tiles can accommodate up to 4 citizens. Those can be stacked, when 4 cubes have been placed.

Gain points : 1 per tile in the stack + boni.


3: draw up to 2 cards (max. hand size = 5)

if a player draws a white card, it must be immediately played on the economic climate slot, and the previous one goes to the discard tile. The player draws an additional card. If several white cards appear simultaneously, one is randomly selected, and the others are discarded.

An economic climate card lowers the building cost of its type by one

if the draw deck is empty, reshuffle the discard pile to make a new draw deck


Developments


Residential area

cubes can be placed on this tile (+1 during scoring if adjacent to park  of size X. +1 if adjacent to a body of water, cumulative)

+1 cost to build if adjacent to industry

can be stacked on top of office tiles


needs adjacency to waste management tiles to rise more than 1 level

Goal card scoring : score each top level cube of residential tiles, regardless of color



Office area

cubes can be placed on this tile (+1 if adjacent to a park or body of water tile, cumulative)

can be stacked on top of industry tiles

needs adjacency to waste management tiles to rise more than 1 level

Goal card scoring : score each top level cube of office tiles, regardless of color



Industry

cubes can be placed on this tile

needs adjacency to waste management tiles to rise more than 1 level

can raise up to 2 levels

if adjacent to to a river, can raise up to 4 levels, and each tile or cube gest a +1 bonus

Goal card scoring : score each top level cube of industry tiles, regardless of color



Waste management

cubes can be placed on this tile

allows to stack +1 level

allows to stack +1 per size of adjacent body of water

Goal card scoring : Each stack > 1 scores the square of its height



Body of water

no cubes can be placed on this tile

1 tile = pond

2 adjacent tiles = lake

3+ adjacent tiles = river

Goal card scoring : each body of water scores the square of its size



Park

no cubes can be placed on this tile

can stack on top of industry, offices or residential tiles, once

adjacent park tiles form a single park

Goal card scoring : each body of water scores the square of its size


Winner Edit

The game ends when either of these conditions are met: 

- a player should draw a tile and tile pile is empty

- a player places his last cube


Once the game is finished, goal cards are scored and the player with the most points wins

In case of ties, the player with less cubes in his reserve wins


Solo play Edit

Solo play uses the normal rules with the following additional rules:

Choose the game difficulty (1 - easy, 2 - average, 3- hard). For each difficulty level chose a secret goal for the Opponent and stack them.


The remaining secret goals are placed in a row next to the Opponent goal cards.

An equal sized pile of tiles is placed on top of each slot in the row.

As a pile is exhausted, its goal card is revealed, giving an hint to the Opponent’s goal cards

During play, each non player cube placed on tiles scores for the Opponent


Cooperative play Edit

For cooperative play, use the normal + solo rules, with the following additional rule:

The player’s end score is the lowest of each player’s individual score