Streets takes simple tile-laying mechanics and makes a stunning-looking new board game.
Streets is the latest creation from the team at Sinister Fish Games. The game builds on the visual style of Villagers, their last game. However, where Villagers was a card-drafting game, Streets puts the focus on tile placement. It’s obviously not a perfect comparison, but something like Carcassone is a great example of a gateway game that translates. Sinister Fish’s latest is more involved than that classic, but the base mechanic is similar.
Essentially, the game is all about careful planning as you place tiles. Each turn, you’ll place a new building into your group’s expanding city. As you collectively build out a dominoes-like board, streets will close off. Once that happens, you’ll collect money based on which buildings you own and how many people are on those tiles. The player who collects the most money is the winner.
It’s a fun twist that puts together two classic games in Carcassone and dominoes. Then, it adds a ton more on top. Plus, the game looks phenomenal. Sinister Fish created this incredibly clean-looking style with Villagers, but they’ve really refined it with Streets. If nothing else, the game is going to really pop when you put it out on your game table.
Streets is available to back now on Kickstarter. At the time of this writing, there are 21 more days left in the campaign. The game has already met its funding goal (and then some) and this is a well-regarded publisher. So, you don’t have to worry about the game never making it to your doorstep. If you’re looking to take the next step up from something like Carcassone, give Streets a look.