An analysis of Machi Koro

An analysis of Machi Koro

Ray Nguyen


Machi Koro, closely means “Dice Town”, is a city-building game designed by Masao Suganuma, illustrated by Noboru Hotta and it was published in 2012 by the Japanese games company Grounding Inc. It is a dice-rolling game which involves 2-4 players and takes about 30 minutes to play. Machi Koro is relatively similar to the famous board game Monopoly, which involves earning money and the buying of properties.


You are a mayor of a city and your mission is to earn money and invest in properties to help your city grow.


Machi Koro is a tabletop RPG (role-playing game). Gameplay includes a set of cards and the use of either one or two dices. These cards consist of 15 establishments and 4 landmarks. The establishments are categorized into 4 groups, according to their colors and effects:
Blue: Earn coins from the bank when anyplayer rolls a matching number.
Green: Earn coins from the…

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