Sim City: The Card Game
Card back of SimCity the Card Game
|Type||Collectible card game|
|Age range||10 and up|
|SimCity series, Sim series|
Sim City: The Card Game is an out-of-print collectible card game (CCG) based on the video game SimCity by Maxis. The goal of the game is to build a city from the ground up. Players take turns playing cards representing city blocks and collect profit.
It was released in 1995 by Mayfair Games. Several city expansions followed, adding location and politician cards from various cities, including Chicago, Washington, New York City, and Atlanta. Several expansions were planned but never released including Hollywood, Paris, Toronto and Denver. Eleven different promo packs were also released with 10 fixed cards each. Some of these promo packs included the promos that appeared as magazine inserts. Another source noted over 150 promo cards, some released to conventions and gaming stores. One promo was only available from Combo magazine and featured a picture of the Combo offices.
Rick Swan reviewed Sim City: The Card Game for Dragon magazine #221 (September 1995). Swan says that "While the card game doesn't scale the heights of the computer game, it comes close." Swan concluded his review by saying "Sim City looks like a winner." The game was based on a solitaire computer game and was noted as one of the "lowest-conflict" CCGs at that time. The aim of each player is to add to their own city and the only "attack" cards were natural disasters.
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