Come back to the time when smartphones were only beginning to conquer the world: it’s your destiny to become the new CEO of one of the most promising smartphone design corporations.
This is your chance to be a top disrupter in the digital economy. If you’re going to make your company the biggest in the world, you’re going to need all your business savvy as you set prices for your products, streamline your production, develop new technologies, manufacture goods, and handle logistics and sales.
Choose your strategy well and don’t forget to keep your plans secret if you want to win this race. Other companies want the same as you: to create the largest (and richest) smartphone company of all time.
In the planning phase, all players simultaneously make a decision for the next year by patching their two plan cards and all of their development tiles. This plan determines all of the other phases, as players will use planned actions in them.
During the pricing phase, players change their price, according their decision. A lower price helps to go earlier and sell more smartphones on the market, but higher price while risky help player to earn more money.
In production, all players simultaneously produce smartphones, based on their plan.
In development, players in turn order take the development tiles, which expands their plan possibilities in further rounds. All following phases will be played in turn order.
In research, players in turn order use their research points based on their decision to discover new technologies. Each technology has not only expanded players’ ability to sell smartphones to the customers, but also give them special power. There are 6 different technologies in the game, with every one of them has two different powers to use.
In the expansion phase, players use expansion points from their plan to open offices in neighbor regions, which allow them to sell in that region and develop their network of offices to more regions in further turns.
In the sale phase, players sell produced phones in regions, where they have offices. But there is limited space in regions – if your price is to high, faster rivals can block you from selling. At the end of the phase all unsold smartphones are utilized.
In the profit phase, you get income for your smartphones. All sold phones get you as many dollars, as their price. Also the player who sold more phones in the region gets profits for controlling the accessory market. At the end of this phase all sold smartphones discarded from the map – and a new round begins.
After five rounds, the richest player wins.
Rockin' B Games is a family owned and operated small business established in the Fall of 2010.