Mayfair games is set to release The Colonists soon. It’s slated to be in the heavyweight, euro category of games.
It’s a city building theme with the goal of a 100 % employment rate. Resources are limited, so one has to use their workers wisely (build, educate and develop) and manage their money with intent and purpose – this sounds an awful lot like real life.
The Colonists integrates a scenario system throughout four eras in which you can build cities in. You also have the option to play progressively through the eras as the game moves along. As an added bonus, in my opinion, there are different levels of difficulty, so games can range from 30 to 180 minutes.