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- Numbers of players : 1 to 4
- Duration: 30 to 90 minutes
- Age : 14+
- Languages: French and English
Have you ever wanted to run a business? Manage human resources? Deliver projects? This is your chance to be able to live this experience thanks to the new board game "Mr. Java"!
The game is focused on an IT company, but the life of a business owner is universal: managing choices of action, budget, human resources, employing consultants, improving the productivity of his team and of course delivering projects according to the deadlines prescribed by the client but while meeting their needs!
Your work team is made up of 3 resources (a designer, a programmer and a tester) each having their own area of expertise. In addition, your work team has special abilities during the game.
You also have the possibility of having 2 new resources at your disposal (a project manager and a project controller). These resources allow you to pay less for project and productivity cards as well as being able to manage multiple projects at the same time and increase your team's productivity.
The game is made up of 15 to 30 game turns with choices of actions to be performed.
You must complete level 1, 2 and 3 projects in order to obtain certain rewards during the game including reputation points. These reputation points will allow you to obtain certain advantages in order to acquire projects of greater complexity which will reward you with excellence stars.
The victory points will be counted in different ways:
- Your number of XP
- Your money raised
- Your reputation
- Your stars of excellence
- Bonus points for certain aspects of your game
- Your categories collected on your completed project cards
The player with the most victory points at the end of the game will be the winner.
Context of the game
In this game, you strategically make your own choices over the choices of other players. The chronology of the action choices is of utmost importance in order to have the best return on your resources throughout the game.
The beginning, the completion and the presentation of the project to the client combined with the different possibilities to increase in expertise its resources and to receive the budget, make this game, an experience of coordination and complex planning at several levels but while leaving the possibility for each player to have a chance to win the game.
- Throwing dice
- Worker placement and acquisition
- Choice and blocking of action
- Turn order and resolution