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On tour: Paris and New York - Game Review


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Title: On tour: Paris and New York


Designed By: Chad DeShon and Alban Viard


Art By: Gwen Keraval


Published By: All Play


Released: 2022

Player Count: 1-8

Time to Play: 20Minutes


Ages: 10+

 
Game set up with Box

Overview:

On Tour: Paris and New York is a standalone sequel to the popular game On Tour, offering players the chance to explore two iconic cities while attempting to perform in as many jazz clubs as possible. This version introduces Riverboats and Ferries, adding new layers of strategy and complexity to your tour planning. Players must skillfully navigate these new elements to create optimal routes for their musical journey.

Dice

What's purr-ty cool:

Familiar Yet Fresh Gameplay:

First off, On Tour: Paris and New York strikes a delightful balance between familiar and fresh. The core mechanics remain the same—rolling two dice and using the resulting two-digit numbers to book gigs on your map. However, the addition of Ferries and Riverboats significantly enhances the gameplay. These new features provide more ways to traverse the cities, allowing players to plan routes that connect non-adjacent locations. This increased flexibility adds a refreshing twist for fans of the original game who are eager to elevate their strategic play.


Equal Opportunity Challenge:

Paris Game Map

The game’s reliance on making the best of each roll offers a unique challenge. There are no means to mitigate an unlucky roll, so players must creatively navigate the hand they’re dealt. The upside to this is all players use the same die rolls so there is no chance of one person getting luckier rolls than others. This aspect of On Tour: Paris and New York levels the playing field, as everyone faces the same dice outcomes. While there is still ample room for strategic planning, the game’s unpredictable nature ensures that every player, whether a seasoned veteran or a newcomer, has an equal chance to succeed. This makes it a fantastic option for mixed-experience game groups.

NYC Game Mat completed

High Player Count and Portability:

Another standout feature is the game’s broad player count, accommodating 1-8 players. Despite the high potential player count, On Tour: Paris and New York maintains a brisk pace, with turns taken simultaneously to minimize downtime. This makes it an excellent choice for larger game nights, ensuring that everyone stays engaged. Additionally, the compact box design makes it easy to transport, perfect for gaming on the go.


The cat's meow:

"This game makes me want to pretend I am in the Aristocats and playing in their jazz band!" - Solo the Spokescat


 

Disclosure: Pudgy Cat Games was provided a copy of this game in exchange for a review, however, this review reflects the honest thoughts of the author.

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