Fans of Bezier Games classic city building board game Suburbia will be delighted to read that a new, Collectors Edition of the game is scheduled to land on Kickstarter on January 14th, with an estimated shipping date of October 2019.
Suburbia was first released in 2012 and has spent its whole life in the BoardGameGeek top 100, which is a feat in itself, but even more so considering the number of city building games that have been released since. This is largely down to how superbly it captures the feeling of building a living, breathing city, with interdependent locations all affecting one another as the city expands.
Suburbia Collectors Edition will feature brand new and radically enhanced tile art, as well as new board pieces for the building display and possibly the score track. Perhaps most importantly for completionists, Suburbia Collectors Edition will feature all of the existing expansion content, plus a brand new module called Nightlife. Here’s the original press release from Bezier Games:
“Today, Bezier Games, Inc. announced Suburbia Collector’s Edition, a totally revamped upgrade of their 2012 release Suburbia, a top 100 game on boardgamegeek.com. This collector’s edition will ship in October 2019, and will be available on Kickstarter on January 14th.
In Suburbia, players build their own unique borough while trying to increase their income and
population. They use strategic tile-placement to create residential, commercial, civic, and
industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits and take advantage of
neighboring properties. Whoever’s borough thrives the most will end up with the highest
population, and win the game.”
“Suburbia Collector’s Edition is being released with beautiful new three dimensional artwork by
Brett Stebbins and a ton of upgrades! Oversized tiles, new player colors, and city-specific
borough boards are only the beginning; this edition also features several Game Trayz™
organizers, a giant tower to disperse tiles, recessed borough boards, redesigned population
board, unique landmarks for each player color, and all existing expansions as well as a brand
new one: Nightlife, which has buildings and locations that are more active in the evening hours
and dramatic nighttime artwork.”
Personally, I find this news hugely exciting since I’m a big fan of the original version of Suburbia and funnily enough, my only real criticism is that the components are beginning to look a little dated, whilst the game boards themselves lack purpose. I have a feeling that the Collectors Edition is going to resolve those issues and then some! Visit Bezier Games website for more information over the coming months.
Source: Press Release.