Rodrigo Rego

Board game designer

Papertown Buró - 2021

In Papertown, you use diamond-shaped city blocks to form the patterns that allow you to place your citizens in the map. The first to place all their citizens wins.

The catch is, if you complete a pattern using a block with someone else’s citizen, you take it off the board to place yours.

Papertown was my earliest attempt at making a game. As with most early attempts, it wasn’t a good game, and was quickly shelved.

It took me many years to take a second look at it, and then the idea of placing and removing meeples on the tiles used to complete a pattern came, and the game suddeny got a new life.

Buró got the fabulous Rafa Miqueleto to illustrate it with real paper art that lent the game its amazing looks.

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