Paris is a typical medium-weight Eurostyle-game with straightforward gameplay, short player turns, and an ingenious scoring mechanism. You mainly score points by obtaining the right buildings and collecting the right bonus cards.
In this game you take on the role of wealthy real estate investors in the Paris of the 1900s. Paris is at the height of its transformation into one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After having successfully organized the World Fair in 1889, topped by the construction of the Eiffel Tower and celebrating the centennial of the Storming of the Bastille, Paris goes through a period known as “la Belle Époque”. The architecture of Paris created during this period ranged from the Beaux-Arts, neo-Byzantine, and neo-Gothic to Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It is your task to purchase some of these magnificent Parisian buildings in order to make a profit and invest in the development and upkeep of some of Paris’ most iconic buildings and landmarks.
By Kramer and Kiesling, two renowned game designers. Looks fabulous laid out on the table, not many rules, easy to teach, and if you like property development games such as Monopoly, this may well float your boat!
For ages 12 and up, 2-4 players, allow 90 minutes to play. Very heavy box, travels via courier, allow an extra day or two for delivery.
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