Metropolys is a board game where players take turn bidding on spots on the board. As is customer is auction style board games, each player gets an opportunity to bid each round, the player that places the highest bid wins the spot. The game is unique because you are not bidding on the same spot, but on any of the open spots in the surrounding available plots. Each round takes the bidding and the flow and direction of the board in a unique diretion. Metropolys is fast moving board game that will take about 40 minutes to play. Because the board and the bids move differently every turn, Metropolys has high replayability.
Metropolys has two game play modes, an expert for experienced gamers, or anyone who can manage multiple scoring options at the same time. My recommendation is that if you are experienced in strategy games at all, that you play the expert or advanced mode. The family, or easy mode is very basic and only has one, much more simple scoring element to it.
In the expert setting of metropolys each player has a color that they are trying to build on, they also have a building objective. Each player has a different color and different building objective. Although you may be completing for similar spots at times during the game, you will all be working to complete different objectives.
Metropolys is very straight forward and you will quickly get the hang of this very fun board game. It is unique in its design and play and is a great game to add to your board game collection.