Hi. Last night we played our first game of I'm the Boss. It was so hard for the players to get the flow of gameplay and in the end we were quite confused.
I introduced the game as a negotiation game, but the when we were making the deals, we had no idea what we were suposed to negotiate.
We play Chinatown from time to time, and in that game you have business tiles, terrain parcels and money to make deals. In I'm the Boss the dividends repartition is quite straightforward and what you can negotiate is, at best, wich investor or clan member choose to make the deal.
We were playing cards semi randomly (as I said it was our first game) but that doesn't seemed to change the game dramatically. It just was like adding some chaos to the mix.
So, the reaction to the game was kind of "meh..."
But I'm sure we're missing something.