Metromania
Average rating 7.18 BGG average rating 5.92
Last played 11-May-2008 Players 2 - 4
Total plays 5 Designer Jean-Michel Maman
Weight 1 Year 2006
Playing Time 45 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 5 1 7.20 11-May-2008
Boog 1 0 7.00 14-Nov-2006
Oggie 3 0 6.67 29-Dec-2006
Paul 2 1 7.00 11-May-2008
Steve 1 1 8.00 5-Nov-2006
Tel 5 2 7.40 11-May-2008

 
Metromania is a game of placement and connection which allows 2 to 4 players to build a subway network between different cities.br/br/Each player builds 2 different subway lines, trying to go through the city and connect important places of housing, work, and leisures. After a construction phase, trip-tests verify the best and quickest lines.br/br/The mechanism is easy: during his turn, a player puts 3 line counters on the board. If his line meets another line, a station is built where the two connect. The subway network is developed through this process. Because the grid on the board and the line counters are triangular, players have some real placement questions.br/br/The game is very interactive, with players sometimes trying to cooperate and sometimes trying to stop other lines. They also choose, during the construction phase, the start and the end of the final trip-tests. But it's never the same player who places both start and end, so a player must anticipate and guess carefully.br/br/

Hexagonal map of a city. Each player has to build 2 lines across the city without getting blocked in. Will we ever play this game right - not so far.