Machi Koro: Bright Lights Big City – Exclusive, Big and Bright

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Category: Age: 10+ 30 Min 2 - 5 Players 2016
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Target, once again, has come out with an exclusive game. It’s Machi Koro: Bright Lights Big City. This is an updated, standalone version of the original with some differences which are outlined below.

  1. It automatically comes with both expansions. Not that you’ll use them, but it’s nice to already have them.
  2. It can play up to 5 instead of 4.
  3. It’s cheaper than buying the original plus both expansions.
  4. The rulebook is improved.
  5. An extra dice is included.
  6. There is at least one new card.
  7. The cards themselves are better categorized.
  8. They are grouped into <6, >7, and monuments. This makes set up a lot easier and faster.

Does one need this in addition to the original? Not necessarily. However, it might be worth acquiring to replace the base set if only for the easier set up – at least, that’s my opinion. My kids love this game, and we always have fun – but we do modify it at times, because it can get off balanced. Furthermore, I absolutely love the color of the box! That’s how one should always choose their games…😉

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