Merkez is inspired by the local elections in Turkey and empty promises.
In this game you are an Urban Planner and your goal is to impress the current Mayor by getting the most points with your blueprint, showing plans to build schools with bike roads, animal hospitals, fundings, provide free Wi-Fi, assign Civil Servants to hospitals and schools. Every building needs civilians, you will get minus points if you have unemployed people(a civilian not assigned to a building), even if you can't build a building, you have to build a road/pavement on every turn, whatever curve the die allows.
Eventually trying to be the next Mayor..
The game consists of several rounds. Each round the players take their turns one by one, starting with the first player and continuing clockwise. During a round the following phases happen in this order:
- Throw dice
- First Player claims a Promise Card (optional)
- Players claim regions according to the dice and draw symbols
- End of the round
Score points by drawing icons in the colored regions, the game ends when no free spots remain on any player's player sheet. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins!
- Players: 1-5
- Ages: 8+
- Length: 30-50 minutes
- Designer: Arif Nezih SAVI
- Artist: Arif Nezih SAVI
- Page count: 1 game, 2 rules
- Components: 25 Cards, 1 player sheet
- Additional components needed: 10 blank or normal dice to add custom faces to