Between Two Cities*

Between Two Cities is a collaborative, tile-drafting board game set in the early 1800s, a period of significant urban development. Players take on the role of master city planners, working in partnership to design two distinct cities.

Gameplay Overview

  • Partnership Element: Collaborate with the player on your left for one city and the player on your right for another.
  • Tile-Drafting Mechanic: Each tile represents a part of a city, like factories, shops, parks, or landmarks.
  • City Building: Select and reveal two tiles each turn, then work with your partners to place one tile in each city.

Special Features

  • Scoring System: Cities are scored based on livability, and your final score is the lower score of the two cities you help design.
  • Balanced Attention: Success requires evenly dividing your efforts and creativity between two cities.
  • Flexible Player Count: Accommodates 3-7 players, with variants for 2-player head-to-head and solo play.


Between Two Cities is a unique blend of cooperation and competition, ideal for players who enjoy strategic planning and partnership dynamics. The game's emphasis on balancing collaborative efforts across two projects makes for a challenging and engaging experience.

Nominated for 5 awards.

  • 1 - 7 Players
  • 25 Minutes
  • 14+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Between Two Cities so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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