Game Preview: Western Town

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 13-Feb-12 | 11 comments
Western Town board game

Recently I was contacted by a game designer in France, Olivier Warnier, who is currently working on a unique game that blends European gameplay mechanics with a Western theme. The game is called Western Town.

Western Town card sample

About the game
In Western Town players take the role of a Marshal in the expanding American West of the 1860s. Each Marshal attempts to develop the most prosperous town, a town which President Lincoln himself would be proud to visit. Players will each have their own board where they will build their western town.

The three main criteria for winning are the population of your town, the charm and attractiveness of you town and finaly the gold you will accumulate to give to the nation. The turns are regulated by the visits of President Lincoln who declares bit-by-bit the value of the three criteria. The value of these criteria can change every round so you need to adapt in order to win!

How to support this game
Being based in France, Olivier is unable to use kickstarter as a means to get support from U.S. gamers. Luckily there is a site that is the French equivalent called ulule.com. To help reduce the impact of delivery costs, Olivier has created a few pledge options; Export 2, Export 4, Export 6 and Export 10.

To learn more about the game, download the current rules PDF, and give it your support, visit the link below.
Learn more about Western Town on ulule.com >

In the comments below…
Let us know what you think about the game. Would you like us to try to get our hands on a preview copy and write more about it!

Comments (11)

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Very cool!

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Interesting. Looks promising. I may have to pick up a copy.

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Get your hands on this game for a review I say!
🙂

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You can find a review of the game here:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/767621/in-a-western-town

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Definitely looks like something I’d be interested in trying out.

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Hello all,

I just changed the postal charge to U.S.
For 15€ = 20$ for all contributions.

I hope this change will motivate U.S. gamers to help my project !
Kind regards

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Hmm, interesting. Thanks for the info!

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Hmm, this looks good! Thanks for the heads-up.

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It looks good, but the price to ship is HUGE… and that’s in Euros (which is currently 1 Euro to $1.32 USD). Hopefully, someone over here carries it. 🙂

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Oooh I’m totally checking this out.

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Interesting looking game, thanks for the information on it. I’ll have to give it a closer look!

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