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The Vampire Council is looking to hire a new city planner to transform Transylvania, the most legendary vampire town in the world, into the world's newest tech haven! You and your rivals are vying to land a job that will ask you to create a diverse cityscape for vampire and animal life, provide plenty of blood banks for your citizens, secure contracts, and bring aboard the best specialists in the industry. The race is on to present to the Vampire Council the most organized plans for the city to convert Transylvania into Siliconvania!
In SiliconVania, players will bid on building tiles and multi-use specialists that provide either one-time bonuses or end-of-game scoring. Players will take the building tiles they win, and place them in their 4x4 city grids, juggling different scoring opportunities, and collecting vampire and pet meeples that are looking for places to live! Every round you:
- Bid on a pair of building tiles to add to your grid. Be careful as once they are down, they're hard to move.
- Bid a specialist card for its ability and to obtain a new specialist card. Cards with stronger bids will have weaker abilities, and vice versa.
- Commit a specialist card for its scoring condition, scoring points, but revealing to your opponents which kinds of buildings you really need.
The game is over after eight rounds, at which time everyone's city grid will be full. You will score points for having each of the seven building types, a wide network of blood banks, and proper housing for the vampire meeples your specialists bring to town. The vampires also want to ensure all this technological advancement doesn't destroy the biodiversity of their home, so you get points for having a variety of animals and animal meeples on your tiles.
Your specialists will also provide special scoring conditions. Players will also be competing to create innovations, find artifacts, and build castles and train stations to make their cities even more attractive to the rising vampire population.