Humanity has always steadily built bigger and grander structures every subsequent generation. Skyways is the pinnacle of building development, where the skyscrapers are gargantuan, and it is easier to travel over massive bridges connecting one mega-tower with another. This creates a network of interconnected buildings that dominates the city’s skyline. These skyscrapers are not owned by a public or government entity, rather private enterprise has molded what the cities of the future look like. Competition is fierce, real estate availability is scarce, so each corporation must build up towards the heavens. The four corporate juggernauts are; Zevcron Industries, Unity Inc., Atlas Corp., and the Shangra-La Syndicate, and each entity looks to gain an edge over their competitors by controlling vast swaths of the city itself. Will you be able to lead one of these corporations to true supremacy over their rivals?
Skyways is easy to learn, yet is steeped with strategy, and can be played in 60 minutes, supporting 2-4 players for ages 8 and up. The game board is set up as a grid, where each space represents a city block, while the spaces in between are the city streets. Each city block has an assigned color, six different colors in total, and the building blocks also share these six colors. Each turn a player places either a single building block (chosen from your personal pool), or a double building block (connected by a skyway, and drawn at random). Your goal during placement is to match as many like color(s) from your single or double block as possible with game board and previously placed blocks from other players. In essence your goal is to control specific color sectors of the board, and you do this by building “capitals” on top of a block that you have just placed. This will not only give you a point multiplier at the end of the game, but also closes off your competition from sneaking in with their own capitals. Once the last double block has been placed the game ends, player with the highest score wins!
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