SUBURBIA City Building Game 4+

Bezier Games, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • $7.99



"All in all, the app is pretty fantastic ... a wonderful addition to anyone’s iPad." -Board Game Geek

"An accessible and interesting game, and we recommend it for budding strategists and architects alike." -Pocket Gamer

"Overall, Suburbia is pretty awesome. It plays well, looks good, has lasting replay value ... There’s simply not much to complain about." -148Apps

Ted Alspach's best selling city-building board game is now on iOS! The winner of the prestigious Mensa Select Mind Games award challenges you to manage a growing metropolis. Choose your strategy carefully as you compete against your friends or multiple computer personalities. Or take on the Campaign and travel to real-life cities, each with unique goals.

Build residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas like stores, museums, airports, and of course suburbs. The market is always changing, so spend your cash wisely. Be careful not to grow too quickly, or you'll lose both income and your reputation. Make the right moves to grow your population and you will emerge victorious!

• Two to four player local pass-and-play games
• Six unique AI (computer) personalities
• Single Player Campaign
• Interactive Tutorial
• Rule Book, Strategy Tips, Tile Reference, and Goal Reference
• Player Stats
• Over 70 different buildings
• Essen SPIEL Expansion, Game Con Bonus Tiles, and Nightlife Expansion

What’s New

Version 2.0

This release adds an option for all new tile graphics from the Collector's Edition board game. The Tile Reference has been updated so that details of both versions of all tiles, including expansions, can be viewed. The New Game and Game Over scoring screens have also been updated to be easier to read on phones. Finally, several minor issues, including issues with the Nightlife expansion, have been resolved.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Wicked Nin ,


The preview showing how the tile will affect stats are incorrect. For example, the airport which should only show -1 rep if adjacent to a suburb is showing -1 in every possible spot, despite only one space being adjacent. So disappointing since I love this game.

Developer Response ,

It's possible that it is showing -1 Reputation due to potentially crossing a red line on the Population track. The preview shows the total outcome of your entire turn.

Tiff1111125 ,

I love it!

I got this for $0.99, which really is a steal. This is a great game and an adaptation of a very good board game. The AIs are tough and there’s a learning curve to figure out how scoring and modifiers work, but once you do, this is quite fun. Games take about 20 minutes, and the computer handles all the tricky math for you, but I still do recommend learning how it calculates these anyways, or you’ll never get far.

I play on ipad. It makes zooming in easier, and this is important to remind you which tiles use what modifiers, as the text can be small. Placing a surburb tile next to a lake tile is good. Placing suburb next to landfill is bad. But, landfill is great for an economy boost. Part of the fun is learning how to combine your tiles for best effect. The goal conditions can change from game to game, so you can’t just use the same layout designs again and again and expect to succeed!

Some tips - early in the game, build up your economic base first, or you will stagnate. Keep reputation healthy; you get +1 population for each rep point per turn, but control your growth! If you allow population to grow too quickly, you won’t have the economy to support them and you will fall behind. I play vs one AI at a time, and a game lasts about 19 turns, so if you cripple your economy, you won’t have time to catch up in time.

Anyway, if you like strategic economy games (check out Le Havre too), or you like simcity-like games, Surburbia is a winner!

Mark S.76 ,

Enjoyable game

I originally gave it 3 stars because I found the new graphics hard to read, but I found the option to revert to old graphics and all is well.

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