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ABOUT THE GAME

In Startup Wars, your company just released an app and the goal is to beat the competition by acquiring the most users. Battle your way to the top by acquiring, stealing, swiping, and slowing your opponent with the arsenal in your hand. Do you have what it takes to dominate in the Startup Wars?

You are trying to launch your app in Silicon Valley, the most innovative cutthroat tech hub in the world. The goal of this game is to acquire 3 million, (quick game), or 5 million users (normal game) to win the game. The game is broken down into milestones. Each milestone ends when a player acquires 1 million or more users or all cards in the draw deck have been played. A minimum of three players is recommended to play Startup Wars.

THE OBJECT
OF THE GAME

THE OBJECT OF THE GAME

The objective of the game is to be the first player to acquire 3 million or 5 million users depending on which game is chosen at the beginning of the gameplay. The gameplay is broken into milestones. A milestone is completed when one player has acquired 1 million or more users or all cards in the draw deck are used up. Depending on specific actions during the milestone, bonus users will be awarded. See the section on Acquiring Bonus Users.

THE GLOSSARY

THE GLOSSARY

A Turn: a player draws a card from a draw deck and performs an action.

A Round: all players complete a turn.

A Milestone: one player acquires 1 million or more users or the Draw deck is empty

TYPE OF CARD

TYPE OF CARDS

User CardsTotal35
25K10
50K10
75K10
100K1
200K4
BATTLE CARDS (RED)Total12
APP FAILED3
HACK ATTACK3
LAWSUIT3
OUT OF MONEY3
BATTLE CARDS (PURPLE)Total14
SWIPE6
BUG ON APP4
CASE OF THE MONDAYS4
REMEDY CARDS (GREEN)Total12
NEW APP3
FIREWALL3
SETTLEMENT3
BANK LOAN3
SAFETY CARDS (YELLOW)Total4
ANGEL INVESTOR1
SUPERHERO LAWYER1
THE IT GUY1
ROCKSTAR DEV1
AWARD CARDS (TEAR)Total7
VOTED BEST STARTUP3
EDITORS' CHOICE1
5-STAR RATING1
CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT1
MARKETING WIN1