Shake That City is played over a series of rounds. The active player shakes the Cube Shaker and presses its slider to reveal a 3×3 pattern, based on which they need to place the corresponding building tiles of a single color of their choice on their board. The building tiles correspond to roads, factories, shops, parks and of course, homes. The other players then pick any building color other than the one the active player picked, then place matching colored tiles in the matching pattern on their board. Players earn points for tile-placement combinations and for the completed bonus point tiles around the edge of their board.
The game is designed by Mads Fløe, designer of Ka Pai and Vaccine, and Kåre Torndahl Kjær, who is making his debut! The art for the game was made by Olga Kim, and along with the clean graphic design by Jay Hernishin, they have achieved an easy on the eyes, aesthetically appealing look.