Tabloid Headline deck
|Designers||Kevan and Zarba|
|Date||9th March 2002|
|This is a playable deck - it's finished, tested and ready to play.|
|To play Dvorak: Draw five cards each and leave the rest as a draw pile. On your turn, draw a card from the draw pile and play one Thing and/or one Action. (See the full rules.)|
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BOGUS FOOTBALLER ATE MY LOVE-CHILD! HORROR SCANDAL NIGHTMARE PROBE! Read all about it, as spurious tabloid newspapers attempt to corner the market.
There's an archive of Great Tabloid Headlines from past players of the game.
Each Player owns their own Newspaper - they should pick a title for it at the start of the game. There's also another, non-player Newspaper - the Daily Monolith.
Turns are simultaneous, with five phases being played through in turn.
- Draw Phase. Every player draws one card.
- Editing Phase. Everyone secretly decides either to publish a specific story (a number of cards from their hand, with some sense of grammar - eg. "WELL-KNOWN" "GORILLA" "FOUND") or pass (and print a pathetic non-story), and says when they've decided.
- Publishing Phase. Everyone reveals their front page. If they chose to publish, they put the cards on the table for all to see. If they chose to pass, they can either draw a card, or draw until their hand contains three cards.
- Sales Phase. Each player nominates their favourite headline from those on the table (other than their own). The owner of the most popular headline, if any, may take a Market Share counter - either from the Daily Monolith or (if the Monolith has none left) from a player who passed this round. Headlines are then cleared away for a new round.
- Discard Phase. Any player with more than five cards discards down to five.
You need ten counters or coins to represent each newspaper's Market Share. To begin with, all of these counters belong to the Daily Monolith. If a Player ever owns five or more of the counters, they win the game.