In Underwater Cities, which takes about 30-45 minutes per player, players represent the most powerful brains in the world, brains nominated due to the overpopulation of Earth to establish the best and most liveable underwater areas possible.
The main principle of the game is card placement. Three coloured cards are placed along the edge of the main board into 3 x 5 slots, which are also coloured. Ideally players can place cards into slots of the same colour. Then they can take both actions and advantages: the action depicted in the slot on the main board and also the advantage of the card. Actions and advantages can allow players to intake raw materials; to build and upgrade city domes, tunnels and production buildings such as farms, desalination devices and laboratories in their personal underwater area; to move their marker on the initiative track (which is important for player order in the next turn); to activate the player’s “A-cards”; and to collect cards, both special ones and basic ones that allow for better decision possibilities during gameplay.
Awards & Honours:
2019 Jogo do Ano Nominee
2019 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2019 Goblin Magnifico Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee