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Design unique and beautiful cities in this partnership-driven, 20-minute, competitive tile-drafting game for 2-7 players.

Stonemaier Games is kicking off a Kickstarter today for the first “gateway game” in their collection, Between Two Cities.  Designers Ben Rosset and Matthew O’Malley have worked in conjunction with Jamey Stegmaier to create a tile-drafting game that is partnership-driven, but competitive at the same time.  You and your neighbors at the game table will draft tiles to simultaneously build two cities, but only the city with the lowest score matters.  Table discussion on where to place tiles is important, as your neighbors are working with you to create these cities–but they will be answering questions without exposing yours or their own strategies.

A game of Between Two Cities is played in three rounds, with each round consisting of drafting two tiles at a time from a hand of tiles, placing one in the city on your left and one on the right, and then passing the remaining tiles around the table.  After three rounds are finished, each player will have built two cities, and will compare their lowest-scoring cities to each other to determine the winner.

The retail version of the game will include:

  • 108 2″-Square Building Tiles
  • 24 Duplex Tiles (2″ X 4″ Rectangle)
  • 7 Pairs of Wooden City Tokens
  • 1 Scoreboard
  • 1 Rulebook (English)
  • 7 Reference Cards

The Kickstarter will feature a special edition of the game with the following additional components:

  • 7 More Pairs of Wooden City Tokens
  • Numbered, Gold-Foil-Embossed Box
  • 2 Rulebooks (French and German)

Between Two Cities is a game for 2-7 players and plays in 20-25 minutes.  The game will also include a solitaire variant as a stretch goal.  The primary funding goal of this project is $20,000.  For more information on this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.