My continuing love of deckbuilding games has been well-documented on this site. There’s just something I really enjoy about shaping random starting conditions and unpredictable inputs into something that vaguely looks like you know what you’re doing. Like that cartoon thing where people fly through the air on a fire hose.
And given that I’ve never played a city-building-themed deck builder before — I’ve done kingdom building, space battles, fighting legendary monsters, and even restoring splendor to a curse-ravaged forest glade, but never urban development — ColePowered Games‘s Concrete Jungle seems, in more ways than one, like just the thing for me. Could I make a city so poorly developed that even I wouldn’t want to live in it? Only one way to find out!
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, low. Mechanical, medium-high.)
(Game source: Patreon funds.)
After the break: joke’s on you, I have to live in cities or my agoraphobia kicks my ass on a daily basis. This opens up room for some terrible city development! Luckily, Concrete Jungle is more than happy to deliver on that front…