Alien City

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Alien City
Michael Schoessow
Icehouse/piecepack hybrid game of city building
:Players Players: 2
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: High
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 3
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 3
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
piecepack set
Setup time: 3 minutes
Playing time:
Strategy depth: High
Random chance: Low
Game mechanics: tile laying, complex scoring
Theme: city building
BGG Link: Alien City
Status: Complete (v1.0), Year released: 2002

Alien City is a Icehouse/piecepack hybrid game. To play, you will need a piecepack set and:

  • 5 large red pyramids
  • 5 large blue pyramids
  • 4 large green pyramids
  • 3 small red pyramids
  • 3 small blue pyramids

The color of the large pyramids is important so that the pyramids interface with the piecepack graphics, but suitable adaptations can be made to accomodate other colors. The color of the small pyramids is arbitrary as long as they are distinct for each player.

You can also play with 2 Treehouse sets by using different sizes for each color. The size is not used by the game, so that doesn't change it. Instead of the small reds and blues, you can a tree pieces from the leftover colors (Black and Yellow).

Designed by Michael Schoessow, 2002.

Winner: Ludic Synergy piecepack contest.

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Alien City (German)

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