Steampunk city planners.
Build skyscrapers in the high income districts and hope you don't run afoul of the local historical society.
“More fun than I expected. It can be hard to do everything you want to do, because you’re all competing for the same spaces.”
“This is the best game you've never heard of. Do you know that story about the absurdly talented musician who doesn't make it in the biz beacuse the execs get the marketing all wrong? Metropolys is the board game equivalent of that."
"I love the continually shifting plans the game requires of its players. Your priorities are constantly changing. Like many games, you get into bidding wars with your opponents, but the unique twist is that you are bidding for neighboring spaces on the board, rather than for the same space. You have to gamble on what your opponents are going to be willing pay for the space next to yours."
"It’s brilliant. Buy this game, if you can find it.”