Originally Posted by sugimulm
Thanks Bool Zero, tried them, doesn't hit that spot, guess I am too attached to the series. Appreciate the recommendations.
My bad, wrong games to reference. For some reason I remembered Royal Envoy playing like those, though they are similar in some ways. Still though, there are many games more similar to Royal Envoys play style of construction and time/resource management. Try Build-A-Lot series, Jane's Realty, Empire Builder, Virtual City series, Supermarket Manager series, etc... Perhaps those are closer to what you are looking for?