Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Set Up
  3. Gameplay
  4. End Game
  5. PDF Manual


Chinatown is a straight negotiation game where players attempt to place similar businesses together to earn the maximum income. Real estate and business tiles are dealt the the players randomly. Through negotiation and deal making, players try to get the most profitable land and businesses for themselves. The game is played over 6 rounds. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins.

Set Up

Board set up

  • Board in middle of table
  • Shop Tiles in bag
  • Building cards shuffled and placed face down
  • Year marker at 1965

 Player Set Up

Each player to receive

  • Take wooden tokens of player color
  • Receive Player aid card
  • $50,000
  • Pick a first player


Each round is played in 6 phases. Players play simultaneously.

End of the Game

The game ends at the end of the 6th round. Players receive last income on the 6th year. Player with the most money wins, ties broken by number of shops on board.