Game: card, set collection, rummy, Broadway theme
One of the first games I thought about designing was called Broadway Producer. Broadway Producer is a card game whereby each player has to take a show from regional theatre to Broadway. The most successful show wins.
How do you judge success? There are three rounds with seven phases in each round. In each round the players recruit, invest, rehearse and put on their show. They are rewarded for the ‘completeness’ of their performance. A performance is conducted by collecting sets of cards that represent different people/items, such as Lead Actor, Director, Set Design, Orchestra etc. The player that best meets the requirments of their show wins that round and potential awards. In the first two rounds the rewards/awards allow for greater potential in recruiting in the next round. In the final round the rewards/awards have point values. The show with the most points wins!
I re-read the rules and they make sense to me 🙂 Now I am re-making the prototype so that it can be play-tested more affectively.