Machi Koro

Welcome to the city of Machi Koro, the Japanese card game that is sweeping the world!

  • Availability: Available SRP:R500.00 | Order
  • Game Designer: Masao Suganuma
  • Game Publisher: IDW Games
  • Game Category: Card Game and Dice Rolling
  • Game Mechanic: Dice Rolling, Card Drafting and Engine Building
  • Learning Highlights: Math, Grouping and Probability
  • 2015 Imagination Gaming Award Best Family Game Bronze


Kids love this game, it is simple in design, tactical with a light element of strategy to help mitigate the luck of the dice. All in all exciting, refreshing and fun for the whole family! Worth noting is also got nominated for the 2015 Spiel des Jahres Nominee which is one of the highest acclaims in the board game industry.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow the sleepy town of Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors coffers (just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you)!

They say you can’t build Rome in a day, but Machi Koro will be built in under 30 minutes!

Game Overview
Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals. On his 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, he gets the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (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 his city on future turns. The first player to construct all of his landmarks wins!

How to Play
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