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GoVenture Card Game — Entrepreneur Card Game, Monster Card Game, 2 Themes - Gameplay Tutorial Video


everyone on Matthew Giorgio the founder chief experience designer at me spark and I'm going to tell you how to play the goal venture card game


the goal venture entrepreneur card game comes in two themes the entrepreneur theme and the monster hunter thing I'm gonna show you the game using the entrepreneur thing the basic gameplay is straightforward every player starts with a business in this case lavatory business I have to collect products I might collect musical instruments or even better toys I really want toys because I have a toy business so I can else I can only sell toys and I want to sell those toys to customers here's a customer that is looking to buy video games and toys and I can try to make a sale of this toy to this customer if I make the sale I say catching out loud and I earn the amount of money shown on the customer card in this case four dollars and that's now my money to win the game I have to make enough sales to have $20 on hand now the amount of money I have on hand might go up and down because I may have to buy things along the way or things may cost money but if I can get to $20 I win the game now there is one other way to win the game which makes things a little bit more interesting and adds another dimension to the gameplay and that is to collect all three world cards see the three world cards here glue them together they have the entire world now at the bottom of each world card you'll see two products to win a world card I have to sell two of the products shown at the bottom of card for example to win this part of the world I can sell two soccer balls two candies or lollipops or one of each and I'll win that card if I win all three cards I win the game so it's just a second way of winning which adds an extra dimension to the game game setup is pretty simple we have our action cards we have our product cards and we have to make some room for discard pile and we have our customer cards and we also have to make a room for a discard pile there as well all the other cards that we have are set aside for example we have some money cards which are used for making change by the bank and we have our world cards which we saw earlier and they're set aside as well and then we also have our leftover business cards these are businesses that we can buy and sell and so on their selling side of the game board in total there are six types of businesses and there are six types of products that correspond to each business


let's take a look at what happens on your turn so when it's your turn there are three steps the first step is you always start your turn by picking up a product card now you can pick up from the top discard pile or blindly pick up from the top of the pot so that starts your turn as you immediately pick up a product card and we did that because it's a it's a great way to move the game along where you know at the beginning of a player's turn you just don't even think about it you just pick up the product card now in this case if I'm selling toys I mean I want to pick up the musical instrument I may want to go for a blind pickup and try to get another toy in my inventory the third thing we do I'm skipping over the second step for a moment the third thing that we do is we end our turn by either picking up another product card again from the top of the discard pile or the or the deck or we now also have the option of picking up a customer card if we can make a sale now I can pick up the customer at the top of discard pile or a new customer from the deck now if that customer matches the product that I'm selling and a happen to have that product on my in my hand I'll probably pick up this customer and make a sale I say catching and I put that aside now if I cannot make a sale with this customer I might want to choose from the deck and hopefully make a sale if I don't have any of my own product if I don't have for example a toy and I have a toy business then there's no real advantage for me picking up a customer car because I cannot hold a customer if I cannot make a sale with a customer I cannot hold the customer in my hand I'm better off picking from the product deck however there are instances where I may still want to pick up a customer card even though I cannot make a sale for example if I happen to know that the player whose turn is next will be able to make a sale with this customer because maybe they're selling sporting goods or candy they happen to have that product inventory I can see their hand because every player's hands are visible I may not want them to get the sale so what I'll do is I will pick up the next card even though I know I cannot make a sale and I'll burn the card underneath it now in the case of this example it backfired on me because I picked up a similar customers looking for the same product and instead of a three dollar sale I went to a four dollar sale so that risk I took just backfired on me and that's one of the great things about this game is there's a number of levels to the gameplay that you have to consider so remember step one is you always start by picking up a product card from the deck or the discard pile and step three you end your turn by picking up a customer card or you have the choice of doing another product card if you want and that signals the end of your turn and the next player knows that they can begin at that point we wanted a clear single signal for the end of a player's turn we think that helps for better gameplay now step two we skipped over that a moment ago let's talk about step two so step two allows you to do all sorts of things for example you can trade cards with other players so if you have a product that you can't sell and another player might need that product you can negotiate a trade under any terms that you want you may trade it for another product you may trade it for money it's completely up to you and that's one of the other cool things about this game is that every turn you play and you pick up a card that turn is of value to you so there's no turns that are just wasted turns because even if you pick up a product that's not the type of product you're selling that product still has value in a trade or in buying action cards I'll mention that in a moment so you can trade cards on step 2 you can buy new businesses and every new business has a price showing on the card itself so you can see this one says buy for four dollars and actually all the businesses are five or four dollars so you can buy a new business from the bank for four dollars or you can try to negotiate purchasing and other players if you want or trading it in some way if you think you can save money that way so you can trade cards business cards product cards you cannot trade world cards you cannot trade these these are


as well and these are the action cards so yeah so one of the things you can do on your turn is you can buy an action card now to buy an action card it costs two product cards so for example I might have this product card and this product card and I will trade them in for an action card now normally I want to trade the cards the products that I'm not selling so if I have a toy business and I happen to have a toy card I'm not I'm not gonna want to trade that in because I can use that to make a sale with a customer remember making sales is what helps us win the game so instead I'm trading in these two cards to trade them in I put them at the top of the product discard pot now keep in mind when I do that there's some strategy involved there too because we know the next player has the opportunity to pick from the top of the pile so if I happen to know that the next player is selling musical instruments I'm not gonna want to give him or her the chance of picking up that product so I'm gonna put it on the bottom of the two cards so now they only get the option of taking that product so you got to think forward a little bit you don't have to do that you can play casually and have fun but for those of us who want a little bit deeper gameplay you can think they think the e-string these things through so I've just traded two cards and I get an action card now the cool thing about action cards is that they're always good for you so whoever pulls the action card it's always going to be good news for you and often it's going to be bad news for other players because you can play them either for your benefit or to you know slow somebody else down in some ways for example I just picked up a no sale card which is a really cool card and with that card I would I would I would hold it until and other players about to make a sale and I would throw that card down and Surprise them that they cannot make the sale so that's a fun card to play so all the cards in the action deck again are good for you now unlike other cards one thing we didn't talk about is our unlike other cards you can keep the action cards hidden until you're ready to play them so we're talking about step two of your turn right now and on step 2 of your turn you can not only buy an action card you can buy as many active cards as you want but you can also play as many action cards as you want assuming those action cards are playable during your turn again this one is an example of one that is not playable during my turn I have to wait for somebody else to try to make a sale before I play that one so action cards are really cool so 3 vit to recap on your turn on every player's turn there are three steps step one is you start by picking a product card step two is you can trade cards you can buy action cards you can play action cards you can buy new businesses and step three is you finish your turn with either another product card or a customer card so if you remember those three steps you're you're good to go


so let's take a look at a typical hand that a player might have in front of them now first let's notice that all the cards have to be face-up so everybody knows the cards that everybody has which is part of the strategy of this game it actually keeps you engaged in every turn of the game which is really cool again you can play the game casually and have fun without worrying about this deep level strategy but if you're interested in the strategy of the game you can follow every player's hand which it makes it much more interesting and extra extra dimensions to the gameplay but you will notice that my action card is not shown so you can keep action cards hidden until it's time to play them by the way when you play an action card its discarded from the game completely so if you run out of action cards that's it they don't get recycled again another part of the gameplay that we built in so a couple things note on my hand one is I have a business in this case the toy business I also have a toy product which is great because that allows me to make a sale if I don't have a toy product I can't sell I can't sell a soccer ball sports sports product because I have a toy business I can only sell toys so I want to collect as as many of these toys as I can so I can sell them I also happen to have some pets but I don't have a pet business and it's not that these products are not valuable they still are because I could trade them with another player who may be wanting a pet or a sports product or I could trade them in for action cards so they still have value even though I cannot sell them at the moment and I also have the opportunity buying more businesses in fact I can buy a new business at any time as long as I can afford it or trade for it and and then maybe I will be able to sell pets or or Sporting Goods or some of the other products that are available in the game but there is one catch the catch is that at the end of your turn when you finish the three steps of your turn you cannot have more than five cards in your hand and that's an important issue because then you know you have to balance not having too many businesses not having too much inventory or too many unplayed action cards now he is you cannot end your turn with more than five cards you can have more than five cards during your turn and in fact during other players turn because sometimes that happens depending on action cards that are played and so on you just cannot end your turn with more than five cards and now if you happen to end your turn with more than five cards you have to discard one of your cards you can't you can't play an action card for example because you've ended your turn now you if you were at step two of your turn you could play an action card so again that's another level of strategy here where if you realize you manned your turn with too many cards before you end your turn you want to try to play as many of those cards as possible for example maybe I'll trade these two in and get an action card so that way it'll reduce the number of cards in my hand or I'll play this action card or I'll trade with another player so that's something else that you have to keep an eye on in the game but you can't have multiple businesses for example maybe I will buy a video game business on my turn but that does take up one space in my hand and increases the chances of me possibly making sales and buying and getting valuable products but again it takes up the space in my hand and that's a compromise I have to figure out now if you do make a say let me go back here if I do make a sale let's say I find a customer here's my customer and I'm gonna sell this product to that customer and I say kucing I now keep this and here's what I like to do I like to put the product underneath my toy business and the amount of money and the customer above it because those cards do not count in my five and limit my five card limit because there's that's a sale made this is now money it's no longer a valid customer and that product has been sold so so really that's those are not counted so right now I only have four products in my hand and I like to stack them like this because it allows me to see what have without taking too much space in front of me on the table now if if I make two sales I mentioned earlier you can we can we can get a world card so if I happen to make two sales of let's say the the the toys I can earn this world card so what I would do then if I had to buy two of these guys or a videogame in a in a robot I would trade them in they would go to the bottom the bottom of the discard pile the product discard pile and I get this world card and what I normally do is I just put it under there or you can set it aside here it is a requirement that you disclose how much money and how many world cards you have if other players ask so that's part of the rules is if anyone wants to know how much money you've amassed or have any world cards you have you have to disclose that you don't have disclose your action cards those are they're hidden until you're ready to show them but you do have to disclose how much money and how many world cards you have and the purpose there is we want all players to know who's in the lead and who's getting close to winning because the other cool part about the gameplay is when you know who's in the lead players tend to use their action cards against that player and kind of drags them back into the into the game a little bit so that makes it a little bit more fun and interesting as well so recap the main gameplay straightforward every player has a business with that business you try to collect products that match that business that your inventory of products and then you try to find customers that are looking to buy that product and you make the sale cut chain just make four bucks on my way to 20 to win the game or alternatively I can try to collect all three world's cards and win the game that way and there we and there you have it that's how it works