Is High Rise fun to play?
Players: 1 – 4 players | Game Duration 100 – 150 mins | Min. Age 14+ | Game complexity:
Solo game mode: Yes | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is High Rise about?
A strategic city-building game with a little corruption, High Rise is a fun game to play. By gaining Corruption, you get bonuses for your actions, but the game penalizes the most corrupt players periodically, and everyone loses VP for Corruption at the end of the game.
All your actions – like collecting resources, constructing buildings, and repaying favors – will take place on a one-way track. In one-way track games, you can go as far as you want, but you will only get another turn when everyone else passes you. If you construct a building, you gain one VP per floor. Tenants have powerful actions that can alter the outcome of the game. Upon landing on a tenant’s space or building on its card, you can collect its power.
Everyone makes a lap around the one-way track before the round ends. Each neighborhood gets bonus points for its tallest building. The Standard Game involves 2 rounds (about 90-120 minutes for 3-4 players) and the Full Game involves 3 rounds (about 2.5 hours). Players lose points for Corruption after the appropriate number of rounds, and the player with the most VP wins.
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Awards Won by High Rise
2020 Cardboard Republic Architect Laurel Awards Nominee 2020 Board Game Quest Awards Best Game from a Small Publisher Nominee