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12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 7 2015 4:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

I designed this game as a way to let regular people experience what its like to make decisions like the world's most powerful investors.

With the rise of shows like Silicon Valley, Shark Tank, The Profit and Restaurant Startup, a lot of my friends and family find the lives of entrepreneurs and investors intriguing. Yet, I was surprised at how little resources were available to those who wanted to further their understanding the world of investors.

This led me to ask the question of what would a game like Monopoly look like if designed in the age of some of these popular business shows? 

Venture Valley Card Game
Venture Valley Card Game

About The Game

Venture Valley combines the financial strategy of Monopoly with the savviness of Poker and the turn-based play of Magic: The Gathering. Venture Valley is a game that attempts to capture the world of high-growth companies while minimizing complexity.  This ensures players don't require any real experience to get started. 

Game play is straight forward. Players choose which companies they want to invest in and try to out-maneuver other players by building the strongest portfolio. All the while each player has to pay careful attention to the needs of their companies to keep them from running into trouble and/or going out of business by helping them raise capital, go public, or deal with existential lawsuits. 

Example of a gameplay card
Example of a gameplay card

The goal of the game is to earn as much money as possible while sending the rest of the players into bankruptcy!

It is a card game and requires no board. It can be played with as few as two players or as many as four per set (larger groups can just combine multiple sets). The game is played with 20-sided dice, poker chips, and Venture Valley playing cards. The age accessibility is 14+.

Accessories

Below you'll see the optional carrying cases for the game referred to in the rewards section.

The Aluminum, Leather and Mahogany Cases
The Aluminum, Leather and Mahogany Cases

Risks and challenges

This is the first game I've designed but the production costs are low enough and we're far enough along in production that there is no risk of a production delay.

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    Player! You'll receive the Venture Valley game set which includes the default Tech Venture card set for 2 to 4 players.

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    Bold Player! Not only will you receive the game and a promotional Venture Valley gold-plated chip and key ring holder, but you can submit your ideas for new companies to appear in the game! You can even submit your own business!

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    Big Chips! Same as Bold Player but also choose an accompanying Aluminum, Mahogany, or Leather Venture Valley carrying case (pictured on the left).

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    High-Roller! Special credit in the rule book, Two copes of the game and two game cases (Aluminum, Mahogany or Leather), the gold-plated game chip and key-holder, the opportunity to submit ideas for new company cards and spend an hour on the phone helping to shape the expansion game sets for Film, Social Entrepreneurs and Restaurant and early beta versions of those gameplay kits.

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    Closed Door Meeting! Everything from the High-Roller reward plus the opportunity to fully co-create an Expansion Pack!

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