|Players:||1 - 100 players|
As an architect in Welcome To..., you want to build the best new town in the United States of the 1950s by adding resources to a pool, hiring employees, and more.
Welcome To... plays like a roll-and-write dice game in which you mark results on a score-sheet...but without dice. Instead you flip cards from three piles to make three different action sets with both a house number and a corresponding action from which everyone chooses one. You use the number to fill in a house on your street in numerical order. Then you take the action to increase the point value of estates you build or score points at the end for building parks and pools. Players also have the option of taking actions to alter or duplicate their house numbers. And everyone is racing to be the first to complete public goals. There's lots to do and many paths to becoming the best suburban architect in Welcome To...!
Because of the communal actions, game play is simultaneous and thus supports large groups of players. With many varying strategies and completely randomized action sets, no two games will feel the same!
This is a great little game. Easy to learn and quick to play, but it really gets you thinking. It's really surprising how different people will make their estates, even with the same cards and the same objectives. With lots of different ways to earn points you have to weigh up your options to try to figure out the optimal strategy. One game is never enough, you always want to try again to see if you can improve.
I didn't expect to enjoy the game as much as I do. It's a fun little puzzle that is like bingo as you plan out your little street and try to complete public objectives faster than your opponents. There's also an app for it that can take care of your scoring and rules too!
The day after I got this in the mail (after some excellent and speedy ordering and delivery, especially during quarantine) my sister and I sat down to play it.
One quick test run and three hours later, we were hooked! It's a fun, easy to learn game that requires a little strategy but is pretty flexible to different ways of playing.
Would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a non-stress and speedy little game!