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!
I love trying new games, so when my friends suggested playing Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City at a recent game night, I was all in. The game did not disappoint. I had a fun time learning it (and winning gloriously).
Machi Koro is a city-building card and dice game for 2-4 players and it was a Spiel des Jares Nominee in 2015.
Note, since we’ve only played the base game so far, all my opinions that follow relate to the base game only.
Here are three reasons you might want to give Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City a closer look: