Alien City is a close relative of Fresh Fish (and as a result, Fresh Fish suddenly feels a lot less unique). In both games, a road network forms on the board as a result of players’ moves and constricts future moves. The goals are similar, as well — try to connect certain buildings with each other.
In Alien City, you’re trying to connect towers to domes and towers of different colours within two steps on the road. That score is multiplied by the distance to the nearest tower of same colour. Of course, Iain spoiled my towers by building same-coloured towers next to them, while at the same time building his towers up to 26 spaces away from the nearest towers. No surprise, then, that he crushed me.
It’s a mind-bending game. I like it a lot. It makes me feel like owning an Icehouse set would be a good move. I’ll take one or two challenges on Super Duper Games, if anybody’s interested to try the game.