Mini Motorway

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And, as the apocalypse continues to rumble ever onwards, I find myself with more than a little time to kill. Enter Mini Motorways – a deceptively difficult minimalist strategy game about moving things from A to B.

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The premise is simple – offices generate demand and the houses sate it. But the offices and the houses are not linked and your job is to link them together – but you only have finite number of roads, bridges, motorways, tunnels, roundabouts and traffic lights to do so.

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Orange only wants to travel to orange and blue only wants to travel to blue.

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New houses and offices are placed in a pseudo-random manner. And periodically some of your reserves of roads and bridges and motorways are replenished.

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As you build the map slowly pulls out, enlarging the field of play.

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Eventually, you’ll find yourself managing the transit for a small city.

And then, at some point, your road system will grind to a halt and you loose.

Mini Motorways is a fun little game with a pocket money sized price tag and levels that can be completed relatively easily but can be played on to stretch the player. If you’re a fan of strategy and resource management, then Mini Motorways is an easy recommendation.