40
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60
Players
2
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5
Time
Age
10
+

Description

The City Council recently approved the zoning map for a new urban development — The Estates — featuring high-end infrastructure and a modern atmosphere for its citizens. Soon after, the banks awarded millions of dollars in loans to six real estate investment firms to help develop this new area. The zoning map for The Estates calls for two rows of four buildings each, located between the River and Main Street. The meadows on the other side of the River are to remain a recreational area for the City.

But, with hopes of larger profits, investors and building tycoons entirely ignore the City Council's demands and begin developing three rows of buildings instead. The Mayor catches wind of the potential for profit and begins planning a new mansion in The Estates, which would double the value of one of the building rows! With some sketchy building permits, investors begin developing buildings on the other side of the River, beyond the designated building zone. However, the City Council takes rigorous steps to put an end to the racketeering with an ultimatum: As soon as the first two rows are completed, the buildings in the uncompleted row will be torn down, resulting in a huge loss for all who invested there. At the end of the day, the investor with the highest-valued buildings will come out on top.

The players take on the role of investors seeking to make the most money by developing buildings in The Estates. Players will bid for the various building pieces and place them in The Estates to their benefit. All buildings in completed rows score positive points, while all buildings in incomplete rows score negative points. It is possible to have zero completed rows of buildings.

A game of The Estates lasts around 40 minutes and can be played in several rounds to experience a shifting economy.

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The Estates "1-Minute" Unboxing by Man Vs Meeple (Capstone Games)
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The Estates "1-Minute" Unboxing by Man Vs Meeple (Capstone Games)

The Estates "1-Minute" Unboxing by Man Vs Meeple (Capstone Games)

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The Estates | 12 Games of Christmas 2018
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Creaking Shelves
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The Estates | 12 Games of Christmas 2018

The Estates | 12 Games of Christmas 2018

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The Estates (Allegro 2-min) Review with the Game Boy Geek
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The Estates (Allegro 2-min) Review with the Game Boy Geek

The Estates (Allegro 2-min) Review with the Game Boy Geek

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Thoughts from The Yellow Meeple:- The Estates
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Thoughts from The Yellow Meeple:- The Estates

Thoughts from The Yellow Meeple:- The Estates

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Designer: Klaus Zoch Year: 2018 Capstone Games describe their 'Simply Complex' line as 'board games with a beautiful 3D table presence, relatively low rules overhead, and deep gameplay, accomplished in under one hour of play.
Designer: Klaus Zoch Year: 2018 Capstone Games describe their 'Simply Complex' line as 'board games with a beautiful 3D table presence, relatively low rules overhead, and deep gameplay, accomplished in under one hour of play.
The Estates Review
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Gaymer James
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December 1, 2018 2:12 PM
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The Estates Review

The Estates Review

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Daily Game Unboxing - The Estates
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Daily Game Unboxing - The Estates

Daily Game Unboxing - The Estates

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100% Wooden Construction:-The Estates
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100% Wooden Construction:-The Estates

100% Wooden Construction:-The Estates

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The Estates is a 2-5 player city building auction game in which you take control of a real-estate magnate seeking to make the most money out of a new property development.
The Estates is a 2-5 player city building auction game in which you take control of a real-estate magnate seeking to make the most money out of a new property development.
The Estates Review with the Game Boy Geek
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The Estates Review with the Game Boy Geek

The Estates Review with the Game Boy Geek

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The Estates Review by Man vs Meeple (Simply Complex by Capstone Games)
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The Estates Review by Man vs Meeple (Simply Complex by Capstone Games)

The Estates Review by Man vs Meeple (Simply Complex by Capstone Games)

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