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Guan Chih Huang
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Just a though that I will post the game rules here, as this game is now funded through Taiwanese crowdfunding website FlyingV and will be published in Chinese first and we hope this game can find an English/ European Language publisher.

[OFFICE 21 Game Rules]

[Components]
1 Rule book, 44 Character cards

[SET UP]
1. Shuffle all 44 character cards and deal three cards to each player.
If player has "TAXMAN" (MIN) must return to the deck and draw back up to three cards
The deck is then re-shuffle again.

2. Every player selects 1 card and put it faced down in front of them. Players then reveal the card
simultaneously. The player with the lowest profit character goes first and follow by a clock-wise order.

If two or more player play the same card in this round, everyone will have to place a second card/third card and so on
until there is no tie.

All the characters played stays on the table and no active power is activated, but the passive power

The game starts.

[Player's Phase]
On a player's turn, they must carried out these actions in order.
1. Draw back up to three cards
2. Play a card (in front of you)
3. Activate the character's power
4. Resolve the profit (you are out if your profit exceeds 21K)

[Winning Conditions]
There are several ways to win in this game and it is resolved in the following order.
If 2 conditions are met in the same round, 1>2>3>4>5.

1. One player collects 5 spies in front of his play zone, she wins immediately.
2. One player reach 21K exactly, after all other players has a turn except her.
3. The tax man shows up, who ever has the minimum profit wins
(after all players has a turn except the person who owns the taxman)
4. The Draw deck is depleted and the game finished immediately:
4A: No TAXMAN- Player with the highest total profit, without exceeding 21 is the winner
4B: YES TAXMAN- Player with the lowest total profit wins.

5. All other players have busted, except you.

PS: If the TAXMAN is in play, and the deck finished at the same time, the game will end when reaching the
player who owns the taxman, if the taxman is removed in the same round, the game ends immediately.

[Characters Abilities]

0 - SPY
No Ability and can not be discarded in anyway, but if you have 5 in front of you, you win!

0.5 - CLEANER
Discard one character in any players zone

1 - OPERATOR
Peek the first card in the draw deck and selects one of the following
A. Show it to everyone and adding to your hand
B. Put it back to the top of the draw deck

2 - ASSISTANT
Return one character from your own play zone.

3 - SALES
Swap a character card by using this card when played.
(You are not allowed to bust another player by swapping)

4 - MANAGER
If you have the manager, it will act as a shield, all discard/swap/return action are directed to him
as priority.

6 - SECRETARY
When the boss is in any player's play zone, it flips over and the profits do not count.

7 - DIRECTOR
Peek a player's hand and discard a card. This card will not be affected by other abilities when in play.

8.5 - BOSS
When the secretary is in any player's play zone, it flips over and the profits do not count.
There can only be one boss in play! If you own the second one, you just can't play it!

MIN - TAXMAN
When the taxman shows up, it removes other taxman and there is one final turn for all other players.
When the final turn end, the player with the lowest profits wins the game.

[Attention]
1.You are not allowed to forced a player to bust by using the SALES action.
2.If you have three cards in hand, you do not draw any on your turn.
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bgg69125 wrote:

[Player's Phase]
4. Resolve the profit (you are out if your profit exceeds 21K)


Can you explain this? Does this mean that you count how many profit your cards generate?


bgg69125 wrote:

3 - SALES
Swap a character card by using this card when played.
(You are not allowed to bust another player by swapping)


Do you mean that you can trade the SALES card with any card another player has in his play zone?
 
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Exceed 21k is bust? That sounds like the traditional casino card game 21
 
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[Player's Phase]
4. Resolve the profit (you are out if your profit exceeds 21K)

Can you explain this? Does this mean that you count how many profit your cards generate?

Ans: Yes, it means you count up your profits by adding all the top right corners of each character.

3 - SALES
Swap a character card by using this card when played.
(You are not allowed to bust another player by swapping)

Do you mean that you can trade the SALES card with any card another player has in his play zone?

Ans: Yes, but not with "7" since it is not affected by any other cards once played face up in front of you.

(After swapping you can not force the person you swap with go over 21)
 
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Exceed 21k is bust? That sounds like the traditional casino card game 21

This game was inspired by the classic casio game 21/BlackJack

However, in blackjack, the luck is way too high and it usually lose the fun if you don't have a stake on it. Therefore, I take the ideas of "character abilities and you can actually control your hand to this game.

I am a big fan of the mechanics and 2 designers who probably do this at its best - Seiji Kanai and Bruno Faidutti. If you like their games, I guess you will like this very much!
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I got a promo card as well - What are the rules for this?


Also - Are there 4 x Taxman and is his symbol a '!?'
 
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How many cards are for each type of role??
 
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