Endless traffic, a labyrinth of detours, a forest of orange cones. The construction situation in Montreal is a longstanding joke that is so bad it could almost be… criminal? For the first time ever, the rest of us can feel what it’s like to be on the other side, by playing as construction kingpins battling it out for city contracts in the game Construction and Corruption. The twist? Well, in true Montreal style, you win by NOT finishing your contracts and milking the city as long as possible.
The game is the brainchild of David Loach who, just like the rest of us, live and breathe Montreal construction woes. Unlike us though, he made a game out of it to bring some levity to the situation. The game is for 3-7 players and takes about 2 hours to play. But mind you those two hours are going to be filled with negotiations, bribery, and backstabbing galore. What you want to do is keep your construction projects unfinished as long as possible, collecting the most money and sabotaging your opponents by completing theirs! So, players must keep their minds sharp, be always on the lookout for deals and know how to pick their enemies wisely. It truly is a fun, and uniquely Montreal, twist that is sad to live but so much fun to play out when you’re on the other side.The Kickstarter campaign was successful and now the game is fully launched for purchase online and in store!
By Josh Jung