If You Like: Age of Empires but without the chariots, foraging
Player Count: Competitive for 2-4 Players
Complexity Rating: 1 - Mild
Average Playtime: 30-45 Minutes
In The River, you and the other mayoral players each struggle to create the best pioneer settlement by developing land along a river bed in your town, collecting resources from the area, and constructing buildings. As you explore and build up the untouched frontier, your workers will settle down along the way, meaning that your other workers will shoulder more of the burden to do what you want to do, which includes making nicely organized landscapes to please the aestheticians in town.
Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined tile-placement game, and in the end the player with the most impressive settlement will win!