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Paris: La Cité de la Lumière

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
 
average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
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Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
3 Reviews
Reviewed by Ed
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I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great tile laying game for two players

Paris is a great two-player experience and one that hits the table more often than most other two-player games I own.

There are lots of great decisions layered throughout; do you take more buildings or reserve spots on the board early on in phase 1? In phase 2 do you get that high-scoring building down before your opponent can take up a space, or do you reserve one of the powerful 'postcard' powers early on? These postcard powers are very strong, and really add some big swings and tricky decisions in the late game. Paris can be as interactive as you'd like it to be, with concentrating on your own plans and messing with your opponent's equally viable tactics.

The game also looks great. The board is set into the box meaning you build your version of Paris on a lovely raised platform with some very nice wooden chimney meeples. The art on the postcards is also very good.

My only criticisms are that some of the postcard powers just aren't as interesting, which leads to a little less variety than expected as we find there were two or three we just never used. The powers could also use some iconography on the back to tell players whether they are immediate/later use and on which colour tiles they can be placed. Not enough to bring this down to a four star though.

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Reviewed by Angus R., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Nice two player abstract lovely

Nice two player abstract lovely components which adds to the theme plays quickly

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Reviewed by Val A., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great gift for anyone who

Great gift for anyone who loves Paris

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GAME OVERVIEW

Paris is a two-player board game by José Antonio Abascal infused with Parisian aesthetics by the boardgame’s artist Oriol Hernández. The game is set in late 19th century Paris during the 1889 “Exposition Universelle,” or world’s fair, when public electricity was a hot topic. Electricity spread throughout the city, creating today’s beautiful nocturnal Parisian streets and coining Paris’s nickname “La Cité de la Lumiére”, the city of lights.

The most well-lit buildings are admired more highly by passers-by. In the first phase, players can either place tiles or grow their reserve of buildings. The cobblestone tiles are divided into 4 random spaces (their color, their opponents’ color, a streetlight or a mixed-color space where either player can build).

Then, in the second phase, players build on top of their color or the mixed spaces, in effort to position their buildings as close to as many streetlights as possible. More streetlights solicit more adoration and points. The player with the best lit buildings steals the hearts of Parisian pedestrians and wins the game.

 

2 PLAYERS | 30 MINS | AGES 8+

 

REVIEWS

average rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 3 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    3 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 3 Stars
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  • 2 Stars
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  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
3 Reviews
Reviewed by Ed
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Supporting Local
  • Reliable
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great tile laying game for two players

Paris is a great two-player experience and one that hits the table more often than most other two-player games I own.

There are lots of great decisions layered throughout; do you take more buildings or reserve spots on the board early on in phase 1? In phase 2 do you get that high-scoring building down before your opponent can take up a space, or do you reserve one of the powerful 'postcard' powers early on? These postcard powers are very strong, and really add some big swings and tricky decisions in the late game. Paris can be as interactive as you'd like it to be, with concentrating on your own plans and messing with your opponent's equally viable tactics.

The game also looks great. The board is set into the box meaning you build your version of Paris on a lovely raised platform with some very nice wooden chimney meeples. The art on the postcards is also very good.

My only criticisms are that some of the postcard powers just aren't as interesting, which leads to a little less variety than expected as we find there were two or three we just never used. The powers could also use some iconography on the back to tell players whether they are immediate/later use and on which colour tiles they can be placed. Not enough to bring this down to a four star though.

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Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Angus R., from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Nice two player abstract lovely

Nice two player abstract lovely components which adds to the theme plays quickly

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Reviewed by Val A., from United Kingdom
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great gift for anyone who

Great gift for anyone who loves Paris

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