The Big Cheese is a simple bidding game about managing project teams. You bid with people, and the more people you put on a project, the longer it takes to complete. Just like in real life.
You will need the rulebook and the cards, plus a set of polyhedral dice (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 20-sided), and a way to keep score. The rulebook also contains alternate rules in case you are lost in the woods with nothing but a poker deck and a single six-sided die.
The Brian and John edition of The Big Cheese is a 48-card deck that actually replaces the dice rolls with numbers on the cards.