Alien City

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Alien City
Michael Schoessow
Icehouse/piecepack hybrid game of city building
Min. Players: warning.png“” is no number.
Max. Players: warning.png“” is no number.
Icehouse stashes: some larges and smallswarning.png“some larges and smalls” is no number.
Treehouse sets: warning.png“” is no number.
Other equipment: piecepack set
Setup time: 3 minutes
Min. Playing time: warning.png“” is no number.
Max. Playing time: warning.png“” is no number.
Rules complexity: High
Strategy depth: High
Random chance: Low
Primary Mechanic: none
Additional Mechanic: none
Theme: city building
BGG Link: 20623


Alien City is a Icehouse/piecepack hybrid game. To play, you will need a piecepack set and:

  • 5 large red pyramids
  • 5 large blue pyramids
  • 4 large green pyramids
  • 3 small red pyramids
  • 3 small blue pyramids

The color of the large pyramids is important so that the pyramids interface with the piecepack graphics, but suitable adaptations can be made to accomodate other colors. The color of the small pyramids is arbitrary as long as they are distinct for each player.

You can also play with 2 Treehouse sets by using different sizes for each color. The size is not used by the game, so that doesn't change it. Instead of the small reds and blues, you can a tree pieces from the leftover colors (Black and Yellow).

Designed by Michael Schoessow, 2002.

Winner: Ludic Synergy piecepack contest.

Additional Languages

Alien City (German)

External Links

Facts about Alien City
Additional Mechanic None  +
BGG Link Http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/20623 20623  +
Description Icehouse/piecepack hybrid game of city building
Designer Michael Schoessow  +
Max. Players warning.png“” is no number.
Max. Playing Time warning.png“” is no number.
Min. Players warning.png“” is no number.
Min. Playing Time warning.png“” is no number.
Name Alien City  +
Other Equipment piecepack set  +
Primary Mechanic None  +
Primary Theme City building  +
Random Chance Low  +
Rules Complexity High  +
Sets warning.png“” is no number.
Setup Time 3 minutes  +
Stashes warning.png“some larges and smalls” is no number.
Strategy Depth High  +
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