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EXECUTIVE RULES

The Executive rules complete the game adding more strategy and interaction between the players. Newsflashes affect everyone with good or bad news. 'On The Up' brands highlight the importance of individual brands by increasing the launch value of companies containing them. Takeovers make everyone more aware of what their opponents are holding - if another player CAN take over your new company, they probably will!

If you're new to the game the easy way to learn to play is to start with the APPRENTICE RULES.

QUICK START RULES

Getting Ready to play

Put the On the Up / Newsflash cards and Takeover disks on the playing board.

On the Up / Newsflash cards

These are double sided cards with a newsflash on one side and a list of brands on the other that are being very successful at the moment.

ON THE UP Brands

ON THE UP Brands are the list on the top card of the Newsflash pile, It changes every time a Newsflash card is taken. The listed Brands double the value of their Brand cards when included in a company launch - ONLY when they're on top of the pile.

Newsflash

Newsflash

NEWSFLASH: news that changes the value of certain brands and categories, also includes auctions of Brand cards.

Takeover

Takeover

TAKEOVER: On this icon pick up a TAKEOVER disk. You can only have one at a time.

Taking over a Company

  1. When a company is being launched, any player with a Takeover disk and one (or more) cards of the launch company's category can try a Takeover.
  2. First to shout 'TAKEOVER' gets to try a takeover.
  3. Takeover-player (challenger) spins a number then company-launcher spins.
  4. They add their spin number to the number of launch company category cards they each have (remembering to count the On The Up brands as two)
  5. The highest total wins the launch company category cards from the loser.
  6. Spin again if a draw.
  7. If the company-launcher wins, he launches immediately. If the challengerwins, he launches during one of his later turns.

Winning

WINNING remains the same - the first to a BILLION wins!


THE EXECUTIVE RULES - IN DETAIL

GETTING READY TO PLAY

Set up is the same as for the Apprentice Game - you also put the TAKEOVER disks and the ON THE UP/NEWSFLASH deck on their board spaces. The ON THE UP/NEWSFLASH deck is laid out with the ON THE UP multi-coloured list of eight brand names facing up for all to see.

PLAYING BOARD ICONS

Now you will use all the board icons including:

Takeover

TAKEOVER disks

When you land on this icon pick up a TAKEOVER disk from the pile on the board and place it on your Certificate of Incorporation. You keep this disk until you decide to make a takeover bid. You can only hold ONE Takeover disk at a time.

Newsflash

ON THE UP / NEWSFLASH cards

When you land on this icon pick up an ON THE UP/ NEWSFLASH card. This has a NEWS FLASH on one side and ON THE UP brands listed on the other (always facing up on the pile).

TAKEOVER BIDS

ON THE UP brands

NEWSFLASH

When a player lands on a Newsflash icon he picks up a Newsflash card and reads out the newsflash. All players must now do what the card dictates. If an auction is held, players can bid in any order until one player outbids the others. Each bid must be higher than the last - a 'draw' is not possible.

WINNING

WINNING remains the same - the first to a BILLION wins!


HINTS AND TIPS

In Risky Business you can be unlucky and get a BUST card as your first pick - however in general 2 or 3 Risky Business card is reasonably safe; 4 or 5 is getting pretty risky and more than 6 has a strong chance of a BUST card coming up.

There are two main strategies when launching companies. First: launch as soon as you have three brands in a category, and second: build a company with a lot more cards - say 6 or 8, so that you can make a great deal of money in one launch. Of course you could do all that work - then draw a BUST card!

Before you launch a company - check if anyone else has a Takeover disk AND several cards of the same category. You might want to wait and build up another company until that person gets rid of either the cards or the Takeover disk.

If you have an ON THE UP Brand card - use it as soon as you can because it will stop being worth double as soon as the next player lands on a NEWSFLASH space.

Early in the game launch a couple of companies as soon as you can to build up some cash for Auctions (which can happen with Newsflash cards).

Trading is great for building up the number of cards in one of your companies ... but remember you can also use the trade space to take important cards from other players and spoil their plans.


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