Finally got a chance to play and had a few questions.
1) Are the rulebook given in the game the ones we should use or version 0.92? I ask this because we played a 2 person game and didn't quite know how to setup since the actual board didn't have circled people in the private lounges.
2) Also, how many dummy player cards are supposed to be drawn between each player's turn? 1 or 2 in a 2-player game.
The rulebook you have should be just fine except for the end game condition. If player 1 scores 15 points, player 2 gets one more turn. If player 2 scores 15 points, player 1 does not get another turn. After player 2's turn in both scenarios, everyone counts how many active trend cards they have and add that to their score.
I guess I am confused about the the circled people. The standard set up should be fine as with a 3,4, or 5 player game - seed the board in the starting spots with the white conversation bubbles Catan style. Just set aside 1 color chip to represent the waitstaff.
You can decide if you want to draw 1 or 2 dummy cards. Do you want a more contentious game in which you fight over the spots on the board then draw 2. If you want more of an engine building game with less contention draw 1 card. I hope I helped answer your questions.