Town Builder is a card game for 1-4 players that plays in 20-40 minutes. Noble families are in competition to build the most beautiful district in a Dutch-inspired town. The winner becomes the mayor. The goal of the game is to score the most ribbons (victory points) by constructing buildings, racing to achieve awards, and appealing to a panel of judges.
On your turn you choose and play two cards from a selection of five face-up cards called the Supply. You do not have a hand of cards. Each card can be used in two different ways: as a building or as a resource.
Start a Foundation by taking a card from the Supply and placing it sideways in front of you. Then start taking other cards as resources to put behind your Foundations. It might take several turns to gather the resources required. Once you have enough to build the foundation, you discard the resources and turn the card upright. Completed foundations are worth ribbons at the end of the game. Many buildings have abilities and finding synergies between them is key to winning the game. At the same time you should be looking for cards that your opponents’ need and use them as resources.