Rating: 7.1 Good
Popularity:14
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2006
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 60 minutes
Age:10+

Official Site: Spotlight on Blue Moon City at FFG


Created by: Reiner Knizia, Daren Bader, Scott Fischer, Lars Grant-West, Todd Lockwood, John Matson, James Nelson, Michael Phillippi, Franz Vohwinkel

Published by: Brain Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta

Alternate Names: Mesto Modrega Meseca, Η Πόλη του Γαλάζιου Φεγγαριού, Город синей луны

Description:

The Dark Age is over. The royal heirs, whose catastrophic war of succession destroyed the once beautiful capital city, are in exile. The courtiers who prolonged the war for their own benefit are in chains.

The proud peoples of Blue Moon City, bitterly divided by the conflict, are coming together to help and to heal. As the dust finally begins to settle, harmony slowly returns to the city. Now is a time of hope.

While Blue Moon City lies in ruins, its former glory can still be glimpsed amidst the rubble. The undertaking ahead is clear: the city must be rebuilt and its magnificence restored.

What's more, the people have the support of the three great Elemental Dragons, who have returned to help reunite the Holy Crystal of Psi and anoint a new steward. So, as the reconstruction begins, who shall prove themselves worthy to lead Blue Moon City into this new age of peace?

Blue Moon City - the board game - picks up where the two-player game, (Blue Moon), ended: the reconstruction of the destroyed city of Blue Moon.

The board, illustrated by Franz Vohwinkel as well as many well-known American fantasy artists, consists of 21 large building tiles, which show building plans on one side and the buildings in their reconstructed glory on the other. As in the 2-player game, the game includes 3 large molded plastic dragons.

At the start of the game, the board tiles all show their building plan sides. The object of the game is to use cards featuring the races of Blue Moon to help rebuild the city and, at the end, put the large Crystal of the Obelisk in the middle of the city back together.

Whenever a building is completely rebuilt, its tile is turned back over to its rebuilt side. The players who helped with a building get crystals and dragon favors, which can be traded in for crystals at certain times.

The player who first manages to add the required number of markers by paying crystals to the Obelisk wins the game. (four markers in a 4-player game, five markers in a 3-player game, and six markers in a 2-player game)

There are two mini-expansions for this game (Blue Moon City: Expansion Tile Sets 1 & 2), each consisting of two tiles that can be added to the main game either separately or combined. The first mini-expansion was included with the Der Knizia Almanach. The second mini-expansion was included in the 6/06 issue of Spielbox.

Prices:
Retail Price:$171
Amazon:$300
Expansions:
Blue Moon City: Expansion Tile Sets 1 & 2
Awards:
Golden Geek Best Gamer's Board Game Nominee 2007
Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2007
Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee 2007
Spiel des Jahres Nominee 2006
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