Can I complete several City Plans on the same turn?
In a Solo Game, can I reshuffle Construction cards when I complete a City Plan?
In a Solo Game, completing a City Plan never allows the player to reshuffle all Construction cards.
Can I fulfill the Advanced City Plan requiring all houses on a street to be built even if there're fences in this street?
Fences are required to complete City Plans with estates of certain sizes, but they do not impact the completion of other non-estate City Plans.
Can I choose not to write any number on a turn?
Writing a number is compulsory if you can. If you can't, you have to cross off a Building Permit Refusal.
Are score sheet public?
Every score sheet should be visible by other players between turns, but can be hidden while some players are still making decisions about the combination they picked on this turn.
If I choose not to perform a Bis I picked, do I still have to cross off a box in the Bis column?
If you choose not to perform a Bis effect, just ignore the card entirely.
Who decides to reshuffle the Construction cards if several players complete a City Plan first at the same time?
If at least one of these players wants so, the Construction cards must be reshuffled.
Can a Bis number be used to fulfill the "5-Bis" Advanced City Plan even if the house was already used to fulfill another?
Does Roundabouts affect Advanced City Plans with street goals?
When playing with these Advanced City Cards, consider streets as house lines (treating roundabouts as built houses if necessary).
In a Solo game, can I use the house number and the effect on the same card?
You have to choose a house number and a effect from 2 different cards.
When using a Bis, do I have to copy the house number I just wrote?
After you wrote a house number, you can choose any house number to duplicate – including the one you just wrote, but not exclusively.
Does a fence have to be built in the same street as the house number I just wrote?
A fence can be built in any street, no matter where you chose to write a house number.
How are Parks scored?
At the end of the game, players earn points for the left-most uncrossed Park number for each of their streets.
In a Solo game, what happens when the Solo card is revealed?
Turn over all Plan cards to their "approved" side, then discard the Solo card.
In a Solo game, is the Solo card discarded immediately when drawn?
How do I score Temps in a Solo game?
You earn 7 points if you hired at least six temps, and no point at all if you hired less than six.
How many points does a 7-house estate earn at the end of the game?
Only completed estates with 1 to 6 houses earn points at the end of the game.
Can I claim a City Plan even if some of the houses in the estates are empty?
Can I build a fence between 2 empty houses?
When playing with the Expert Rules, why should cards be passed to neighbors effect face up?
To avoid other players making decision based on the house number on the cards being passed around.
How are Pools scored?
Players score the top-most number that was not crossed off in the Pool column of their score sheet.
Can a house have -1 as a number if I use the Temp Agency in a combination with a 1-value house number?
The lowest number for a house is 0.
Can I write a number lower than 1 or higher than 15 with the Temp Agency
The Temp Agency allows the player to write numbers from 0 to 17.
Is claiming City Plans mandatory?
When you meet a City Plan requirement, you can decide to achieve it or not. If you choose not to, you can still do it later – assuming the requirements are still met.
Can a street have several times the same house number?
Only the Bis effect and Roundabouts allow to write again a number already present in the same street.
Can a house have 2 numbers?
Numbers must always be written in an empty house.
What's the turn order?
There's no turn order: In Welcome To, players play simultaneously.
Who plays first?
In Welcome To, players play simultaneously.
Can multiple players pick the same combination?
Players play simultaneously and can pick the same combination of Construction cards.
What's a combination
A combination is comprised of a card with a House Number side up, and the adjacent card with an Effect side up.
How many piles of Construction cards are there?
Are the Construction cards discarded after use?
Turned over Construction cards are piled in three stacks.
What if we run out of score sheets?
You can either download or buy new score sheets from the publisher's website. Alternatively, you can use the "Welcome To" companion app to track your score on your mobile device.
Where can I download the Score sheet app?
The "Welcome to" companion app is available from the Google Play store and from the AppStore.
How do I complete a housing estate?
A completed housing estate is a row of 1 to 6 neighboring houses, all numbered (no blank spaces between them) and built between two fences.
Can you copy the same house number several times using the Bis effect?
It is possible to use the "Bis" effect on the same house multiple times.
Can houses with the same number be separated with a fence?
When using the Bis effect, the new house must be adjacent, either on the left or on the right, to the house that bears the same number. Both houses must stay part of the same estate during the whole game; no fence can be built between them.
Can a completed housing estate contain empty houses?
A completed housing estate is a row of 1 to 6 neighboring houses, all numbered (no blank spaces between them) and built between two fences
Who scores 7 points if there's a tie in the Temp column?
Every tied player
If at the end of the game, several players crossed the same number of boxes in the Temp column, every tied player gets the full points. For exemple: if Reiner and Uwe crossed off 7 boxes, Rob 6 and Benoit 5, Reiner and Uwe score 7 points each; Rob gets 4 points; and Benoit scores 1. A player who didn't cross off at least one box always scores 0.
Is a Temp box crossed off even if nothing is added or substracted to the chosen house number?
When using a Temp Agency, a player can cross off a Temp box even if they don't apply any modification to the chosen house number.
Can the Temp Agency effect still be used if all the Temp boxes have already been crossed off?
A player can still use the Temp Agency to add or substract 1 or 2 to the chosen house number, even if there's no more Temp boxes to cross off on their score sheet. They're already guaranteed to gain 7 points from the Temp Agency at the end of the game.
Can I cross off 2 Temp boxes if I add or substract 2 to the house number?
Only 1 box is crossed off each time the Temp Agency effect is selected, no matter what is added or subtracted to the house number (0, 1 or 2).
Is a fence needed at the end of a street?
Both ends of a street are always considered the same as fences.
Do I have to play house in the exact sequence?
House numbers in the same street must be ascending (from left to right), but houses can be left empty and numbered later in the game. You can also skip numbers between two adjacent houses.
What happens if I cannot place the chosen number in a house?
Cross off the top-most, lowest-numbered space of the Building Permit Refusal column. You cannot perform an effect this turn.
Can I choose not to apply an effect?
Performing an effect is optional.
Do I have to perform the chosen effect?
Performing an effect is optional.
Can I perform an effect even if I couldn't write a house number?
Players may perform the effect only if they did not receive a building permit refusal.
What effect can I perform?
You can only perform the effect next to the house number you chose.
What happens if the card piles run out?
If the Construction card stacks are ever empty, just reshuffle each stack before flipping 3 cards.
Can I cross off any park box when using the Landscaper effect?
Using the Landscaper, you can only cross off the lowest empty park box on the street you just wrote a number in.
Can I add a number to a house with a pool even if I didn't choose a Pool effect?
A player can use a house number/effect combination without a Pool Manufacturer effect to write a number in a house with a pool. The player does not cross off a new pool in their pools column.
Can I write a number in a house without a pool if the combination I chose contains a Pool Manufacturer?
A player can write a number associated with the Pool Manufacturer effect in a house without a pool. The player does not cross off a new pool in their pools column.
What is a City Plan?
A City Plan presents a goal set by the City to its architects ; for instance building a certain number of housing estates with mandated sizes.
What happens if several players achieve the same City Plan on the same turn?
They all score the highest amount of points on this City Plan card.
Why do City Plans have 2 different point numbers?
The first player(s) who achieve a City Plan score the highest point amount then flip the card. Other players who later achieve the same City Plan score the lower point amount.
How do I fulfill a City Plan?
To fulfill a City Plan, the player must complete all of the required housing estates on this City Plan card.
Should the housing estates of a City Plan all be on the same street?
The estates to fulfill a City Plan do not have to all be in the same street.
Can I add a fence in an estate previously used to fulfill a City Plan?
After an estate has used to fulfilled a City Plan, it cannot be further subdivided with a Surveyor’s fence.
Can the same estate be used to fulfill several City Plan?
After an estate has been used to fulfill a City Plan, it cannot be use in another City Plan (mark out the fence above each house as a reminder).
Can we reshuffle the Construction cards each time a player fulfill a City Plan?
Only a player who completes a City Plan that has not been completed earlier can choose to reshuffle the 81 Construction cards and deal three new stacks.
When does the game end?
The game ends immediately when a player crosses their third Building Permit Refusal, or a player achieves all three City Plans, or a player has built all of the houses on their streets.
How do I win the game?
Score the most points at the end of the game by fulfilling City Plans, completing housing estates, building parks and pools, and hiring temps. Watch out for the "Bis" effect and Building Permit Refusals, which make you lose points.
Who wins in case of a tie?
The player with the most completed estates wins. In case of another tie, the player with the most 1-house estates wins, then 2-house, etc.
What's the tiebreaker?
The total number of completed estates, then the number of smaller completed estates.
Can I use a pool to fulfill an Advanced City Plan even if the house was already used to fulfill another?
When can I build a roundabout?
You can choose to build a roundabout, before or after writing the chosen house number, or after you performed an effect.
Where can I build a roundabout?
On an empty house
The roundabout replace the house, which cannot contain a number before or after the roundabout is built.
How many roundabouts can I build?
When playing with the Advanced Rules, each players can build up to 2 roundabouts during the game.