New York 1901 Game Review. Publisher: Blue Orange Designer: Chenier La Salle Price $59.99
Passed Inspection: Beautiful components, family friendly, mentally challenging, pure fun, informative examples of play
Failed Basic: colors are a little confusing (and may be detrimental if you are color blind), rules need to show both the back and front of the different card decks
Not all battles are fought on the battle field and, as New York 1901 demonstrates, business can be considered a battle as well.
Blue Orange’s brilliant New York 1901 is not a war game per say. It is a combination of a worker placement game and an area control game. It’s easy to learn, fast to play, family friendly and extremely addictive.
As we gamers gather together with family over the holidays, we at Armchair General think it important that all gamers have family friendly games at their disposal as well as the more tradition “grognard” games that we all enjoy. New York 1901 perfectly fits that bill.New York 1901 abstractly simulates the sky scraper building boom of early 20 th Century New York. The game accommodates from 2 to 4 players with each player playing a real estate developer and having their own character card with their name, where they are from and the actions they can perform each turn.The goal of the game is earn the most points by building different types of buildings on specific key streets using the workers and building types you have at your disposal. For each […]