Lookout Games announces NEOM, a city building game designed by Paul Sottosanti. In NEOM, players are city planners who build the city in stages, one generation at a time. Players must plan with an eye for the future when they plan their city. NEOM is a tile drafting, tile placement, and simultaneous play game. Players will begin their planning with a starting city tile and an empty tableau to build their future city. Each city will also begin with three anchor buildings that provide many benefits to the city. Each generation, players will draft tiles to place in their city, providing power, resources, services, industries, and other features every growing city needs. Once all the tiles are drafted, player plan and place their drafted city features. Once placed, the tile can not be moved, so the road system and feature location must be carefully considered. Each generation, more powerful buildings and feature are available IF players have provided their city the means to build and use them. Misfortune also awaits in the tiles, especially for those cities whose city planners did not provide sufficient emergency services. After three generations, city planning is complete and the cities are scored. The player with the highest score is the winner.
NEOM plays 1-5 players, ages 10+ in about 45 minutes. Contents include 6 city boards, 150 tiles, 85 good tokens, 65 coin tokens, 1 scoring pad, and a rulebook. The European release of NEOM is expected in October of 2018 and in North America shortly afterwards.