Variant for both a more complicated game, less luck-driven, and more strategy. Also allows for 5 or more players.
There are four owners of a park (the 4 colors) and they are competing against each other and at the same time trying to make the park better.
Now we have some mystery shoppers (the players – will use 5 in my example) that travel around the park and play and/or invest in the four owner’s ideas/concepts. They seem like average guests that enjoy the rides and facilities, but they have the ability to invest in the four owners of the park.
- Each company gets one guest point, 13 stock cards (Use a deck of cards?) , and $5,000,000 net worth -- consider it money they started up with.
- Each player gets $1,000,000 to start with
- Have a turn order indicator (thanks to Puerto Rico like games) with the number of players on it.
- Take 2 of each color company tokens and randomly give out two to each player. (or you can take the deck of cards and deal out 2 to each player, which may result in someone not being vested in a company. - I do not like that idea – but could be an option)
- The player that is in the worst position of ownership gets to set the turn order.
1.) You have a choice on your first move of your turn:
- You can buy up to three different stock or two of the same stock
- Price: $100,000 per guest point of that company.
- Money goes to the bank
- Move as normal.
- If guest lands on a park ride – you can get $300,000 or 2 guest points (your choice)
- The owning company of that ride gets $100,000 and 1 guest point.
2.) Option variant for engineer http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/25688
Each player does their turns.
3.) Next is the turn for the companies.
- Each company appoints a president in the order of how you set them up on the game.
- If you are the majority share holder you are automatically president.
- If there is a tie for majority – thus no majority some sort of tie breaker will occur or negotiations (which ever method you want)
- You can only be the president of one company (in 4,5 player game) If someone is president of two companies they have to step down in one of them.
- After president is decided, the cards are taken for each company – and the owners act for the best interest of that company as the normal game – using the company’s money.
- 6.) If engineer or mechanic comes up then pay its price – no insurance (see variant at bottom to add a mechanics union to the stocks)
4.) Determine Next Turn player order
- the person who was not president in 5 player game automatically determines player order
- in 4 or less person game – the person with the least stock value, count, whatever determinate want to use.
Divvy Out Company’s Players Points:
1.) Give 2 points to the majority owner and alternate giving the rest out with the non-majority getting the first one. Example: a company has 7 points – give 2 to majority then the rest get split up (giving the non-majority the next one) thus the majority will have 4 and the non-majority will have 3. If there is 6 points, the majority will have 4 and non-majority will have 2.
2.) Any splits that occur will be divided in half (rounded down) -- the remaining one (if odd) will be donated to fixing back the park and thus goes to bank.
Turn in stocks:
1.) 2 points for the majority owner for each stock owned
2.) 1 point for each minority owner for each stock owned
3.) If ties occur, then split points with the same rounding down formula as above.
Will count only in ties
Add all your points up to determine winner. Ties (Money, number of stocks owned, dice roll, age, whatever)
1.) Engineer variant: trash etc
2.) Having a fifth entity to invest in ( the maintenance union)
a. Their union get paid $100,000 or 1 player’s point for each time a ride is fixed or trash is removed.
b. Stocks are not divvied out, but can be bought (you have 6 tokens -- won’t need them)
c. You can have your park have 2 maintenance guys that do everything and can move up to 6 spaces on any turn. (and can do only one thing per turn – pick up trash, or fix a ride) Place this turn for each player after they select their first move.
d. Or when the $200,000 comes up – if you want have that just be paid to the maintenance union? (Have not thought of that one yet)
- Last edited Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:43 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:43 pm