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Machi Koro

Family Game
2-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation
In Machi Koro, players roll dice to activate the buildings in their city. When activated, these buildings and businesses produce cash to invest in new properties. Machi Koro is a family game with speedy turns and subsurface introductions to arithmetic, probability, and business principles. Young games discover profit, loss, and investment concepts in the delightfully simple game. The rules are easy to learn, but the lessons will last a lifetime.
Game Overview
Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on their own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than their rivals. On their turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, they get the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your dice (just as you can benefit from theirs). Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of their city on future turns. The first player to construct all of their landmarks wins!
Curriculum For This Game
  • Competition Competition
  • Risk Management Risk Management
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
  • Confidence Confidence
  • Resilience Resilience
  • Resource Management Resource Management
  • Arithmetic Arithmetic
  • Statistics Statistics
  • Economics Economics
Game Details
  • Type:Dice Game
  • Category:Family Game
  • Designer(s): Masao Suganuma
  • Published: 2012
  • Game Length:About 30 Minutes
  • Players:2-4 Players