Welcome to the city of Machi Koro, the Japanese board game that is sweeping the world.
You’ve just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.
Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you!
Machi Koro is a fast-paced light-hearted game for you and up to 3 friends. Once you’ve had a taste of Machi Koro, this infectiously fun game may have you wondering if the dinner table ever served another purpose.
They say you can’t build Rome in a day, but Machi Koro will be built in under 30 minutes!
What Others are Saying
“What we’ve got here is a quicker, squeakier Settlers of Catan. You start playing. You roll some dice. You swear, you cheer. You get coins, slowly building up your holdings into a giggling, coin-spewing slot machine. Just go with it. Don’t think about it. That’s what love is. That’s what Machi Koro is.
So many games feature dice, but so few capture the thrill of gambling. Why is that? The answer is, of course, to just buy Machi Koro and shout “WHO CARES!” right in your friend’s face while buying a fourth bakery.”
– Quintin Smith, Shut Up, Sit Down.
Players find themselves in the shoes of a small-town mayor with big aspirations. Starting with only a wheat field and a bakery, you’ll attempt to build a thriving metropolis and become the first town to complete four major landmarks – a train station, shopping mall, amusement park and radio tower.
Machi Koro is quick, light and approachable. Play-throughs rarely run over 25 minutes, and its friendly, engaging paper-cutout style artwork perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the game.
– Owen Duffy, the Guardian