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Machi Koro Returns to Target

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Pandasaurus Games has announced the Machi Koro has returned to the shelves of Target. The Machi Koro 5th Anniversary Edition released in 2019 and boasts a few upgrades from the original version. Enjoy larger cards with updated graphic design and clearer text. Roll bigger, chunkier dice. And arguably most important – feel the spirit of the game even more with lots and lots of plastic coins!

Machi Koro was designed by Masao Suganuma. The game is for 2-4 players and games take about 30 minutes. The game retails for $30.

Machi Koro at Target

New Expansion for Machi Koro Releases This Summer!

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Machi Koro Millionaire’s RowGet ready for more fast-paced, city-building fun! The latest expansion for Machi Koro, Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row, will be available in June! With almost 100,000 copies of Machi Koro and Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion already in circulation, the buzz keeps growing around one of the year’s biggest gaming hits! This new expansion adds more than 80 new cards and a new strategic mechanic that will have players completely re-thinking their construction plans.

Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row contains 12 new establishment cards for Machi Koro. That brings the total number of market cards now available for play to more than 30, meaning gamers will never play the same game twice, and it gives the ability to fully customize their gaming experience by swapping establishments in and out of their marketplace in order to build the perfect Machi Koro game for any group. This new expansion also brings an interesting and infuriating Vacation mechanic into play that will foil even the best-laid plans. Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row is truly re-shaping the whole town!

Machi Koro Expansion Announced!

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machi koro expansionToday, IDW Games announced asmall-box expansion for the hotly anticipated Machi Koro card game. Machi Koro: The Harbor Expansion will include 10 new establishments, one new starting establishment, two new landmarks (82 cards total), and the ability to play Machi Koro with up to five players. Machi Koro will hit shelves this July, and the expansion will follow before Christmas.

This is the second major announcement from IDW Games this month regarding Machi Koro. At the beginning of May, it was announced that five copies of an exclusive pre-order card would be included in each game headed to the Hobby Market. With today’s expansion announcement, it becomes clear that the exclusive pre-order card will be compatible with the new Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion. The expansion will offer players new game mechanics and a variant play option that changes which resources are available for purchase at the start of each game.

This first expansion not only adds the ability to bring a fifth player to the table for your Machi Korosessions, there’s also big changes to the strategy as players will be working to complete six landmarks instead of the four required to win the base game.  Further changing the landscape ofMachi Koro, the expansion changes how each game begins, as only 10 types of establishments will hit the table for any one game. This move should add variety to an already incredibly re-playable game.

The pre-order exclusive card offer ends on May 28th, so fans are encouraged to head to their friendly local game shop and put their order in today!

IDW Games and Pandasaurus Games Brings Machi Koro to the US

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Today IDW Games announced the publication of Machi Koro, the first of many small box games to be released in partnership with Pandasaurus Games. This July, gamers can look forward to adding the international hit card game Machi Koro to their weekly game sessions.

This will be the first North American printing of the fast-paced, dice-rolling city builder, Machi Koro. In the game, players compete to be the first person to build up their simple village into a sprawling metropolis. Originally designed and released in Japan, Machi Koro has developed a dedicated fan-base around the world. Excited fans have been eagerly anticipating an English translation, and the game has already garnered a “seal of excellence” from The Dice Tower among many other accolades.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments and build public works, and steal from your neighbors coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you! Machi Koro is a fast-paced light-hearted game for you and up to 3 friends. They say you can’t build Rome in a day, but Machi Koro will can be built in under 30 minutes!

Machi Koro is on display at the GAMA trade show March 17-21, 2014. The first 100 attendees to participate in a demo at the IDW Games booth will walk away with a promo copy of Machi Koro. The game will retail for $29.99 and an expansion is already being planned for release for this holiday season.

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About Pandasaurus GamesPandasaurus Games is an award winning hobby board and card game publisher hailing from Austin, TX, known for such hit games as Tammany Hall, Yedo, Firenze, Great Fire of London and Lost Valley.