May 17, 2010

Where the Heart Is

Last week I showed you Municipality's new Office Tower tile. This week's treat is the redesigned Housing tile.

You might notice that I made the stars larger. They were going to be a half-inch in diameter, but that is too small for a token to be easily grabbed, so I had to enlarge them. I will apply the change to the Office tile, but that shouldn't change its appearance too much.

Again, here are the old tiles for comparison.

I'm a tad worried that the image is too busy. Maybe I should remove the upper-leftmost house. What do you think?


  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Too busy... the stars and the houses overlapping feels a little unreadable to me, especially with transparent stars. If they were opaque, with a clearly defined border, then perhaps.

  2. I am not familiar with this game (though I'd be interested in seeing a rulebook), but it sounds from this post like you've enlarged the star icon on the tile because you are enlarging a star shaped token... is that right? If so, I don't think the icon on the tile needs to be the same size as the token.

    I agree with the anonymous poster above, those stars on the housing tile don't look great. They looked better on the Office Tower tile (though maybe because they didn't overlap anything)

  3. You might be right about not needing the sizes to match. I guess I figured that players would place the tokens on top of the stars on the file. Maybe that isn't necessary.

  4. Placing the tokens on the tile? Unless required for other game mechanics, I doubt it. much easier to count and less cluttered if in a pile in front of you than scattered about your tiles.

  5. The game mechanics do require it. While players are affected by their total star count, the individual tiles'star ratings fluctuate and must be tracked separately.