Table of Contents
- Set Up
- End Game
- 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.
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
- Pick a first player
Each round is played in 6 phases. Players play simultaneously.
The first player distributes building cards according to player aid. The Left number shows how many cards are dealt each round. Each player will then discard 2. Reveal building cards and place wooden markers according to number. Reshuffle the discards when the deck runs out. Do not discard the chosen cards.
Players take turns drawing tiles as indicated by the red number on player aid. Shop tiles are kept face down until all players have finished drawing so trading can begin at the same time
All negotiations and trades take place simultaneously. Anything goes. Buildings, shops, money can all be dealt. Once a shop tile is placed, it may not be moved. However its ownership may change
Players take turns placing any number of shop tiles onto empty own building spaces. Adjacent shop tiles allows a player to earn more income
Use the player aid chart to determine how much income is earned. A business is complete when the maximum number of shops are connected. If more shops are connected than the maximum, it is considered a second set.
Move the year marker onto the next space
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.