Show business is the economical-tactic game for 2 to 5 players aged 13+ with play time 45 min – 2 hours. You act as manager of music group playing one of 5 major music styles: rock, pop, black (e.g. rap, soul, R&B), jazz, club (electronic dance music) and compete with other managers to gain fame and money for you and your musicians.
Employ best musicians and motivate them to write popular songs. Forecast market trends and influence media to have songs of your group on top of charts. Use your contacts in branch and hire professionalists available on the market to support your group as well as to sabbotage successes of your competition. Contract most lucrative concerts and travel with your tournees around Europe. Take care of highest possible satisfaction within a group in order to have your musicians as long as possible with you. It is one year time for you to lift up your debutants on top of popularity. Gain fame and money greater than your competitors.
A player aid for Show Business, Version 3.0, uploaded with permission from Grzegorz Majewski. Added lines and lables on the turn summary to separate the player turn steps from End of Round and Quarter End steps. Also added a name and color chart for the music styles, to assist with Satisfaction Check during Quarter End.