Saturating Catan
Business Game Proposal
Prepared by Suzanne Rose
Date: March 10, 2010
Executive Summary
Players assume the...
Game Parts
Player Pieces
Players select and use a Player Piece to move around the board as
determined by each dice roll. I...
Consumer Connection
Consumer Connections represent customer experiences in the form of both
customer service (a reflection...
Exchange Rate cards
Exchange Rate cards list the cards needed for each exchange (image in next section).
Players must coll...
Each Turn / Rules
• When it is a player’s turn they roll the dice.
o The die with the lower number determines how many spa...
Exchange Rate Card
Product Release Milestone Cards
Consumer Connection Training Employees
Marketing
Product Launch Product...
Appendix A
Reasoning Behind Gameplay
The time constraints simulated by the dice roll represent a common project management...
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  1. 1. Saturating Catan Business Game Proposal Prepared by Suzanne Rose Date: March 10, 2010 Executive Summary Players assume the role of project mangers as they play Saturating Catan. They must achieve project milestones necessary to release and upgrade products to consumers: 1. Product Idea 2. Product Development 3. Product Testing 4. Training Employees 5. Marketing These products must be tied to one another with Consumer Connections to create a positive customer experiences. Players must maintain focus on their long-term goal as they make timed decisions about their short-term actions. Objectives • Release and upgrade more products than your competitors • Adapt strategies as unexpected happenings or actions of competitors take place throughout the lifetime of each project • Maintain a balance between short-term and long-term strategies simultaneously Goal The player to reach 10 points first wins. If no players reach ten points and the board is full or in a state where no additional game pieces can be played, the player with the most points at that juncture wins. Players: 2-4
  2. 2. Game Parts Player Pieces Players select and use a Player Piece to move around the board as determined by each dice roll. Industry specific pieces are available at www.ordersaturatingcatan.com. Dice Roll two dice for each turn. The die with the lower number determines how many spaces the player moves on the board. The die with the higher number determines how many seconds the player has to complete their move. Tiles and Milestone Cards Each tile has a corresponding Milestone Card. These match one another by color. When a player lands on a tile that corresponds to a Milestone card they need, they select one corresponding Milestone Card. Combinations of these cards allow players to place items on the board. 1. Product Idea - Black 2. Product Development - Red 3. Product Testing - Orange 4. Training Employees - White 5. Marketing – Blue
  3. 3. Consumer Connection Consumer Connections represent customer experiences in the form of both customer service (a reflection of employees’ training) and customers’ opinions of marketing campaigns. To saturate the community of Catan properly, players must have two Customer Connections between each Product on the game board. Product Launch To launch a product, players must reach five milestones in order and exchange their Milestone cards for a Product game piece. Players may place a Product at any intersection of tiles on the board. This includes intersections between the game board edge and the borders. Product Upgrade A Product Upgrade enhances an existing product; this may be a physical add- on or a promotion. A Product Upgrade replaces a Product. (The Product game piece is placed back in the player’s supply of resources.) To release a Product Upgrade, players must have an idea, develop the promotion, and market it to the public in order and exchange their Milestone cards for a Product Upgrade game board piece. **Since testing and training is not required for many upgrades, they are not included here. Players may choose to change this based on their industry; blank Exchange Cards are provided.
  4. 4. Exchange Rate cards Exchange Rate cards list the cards needed for each exchange (image in next section). Players must collect the cards listed and can exchange them for pieces to place on the game board (Consumer Connections, Product Launches, and Product Upgrades). Players must collect the cards in order. Ex: Exchange a Training card and Marketing card for a Consumer Connection. Oh Crap! cards If you miscalculate your short-term strategy and land on a tile/ milestone that you cannot use, you must select an Oh Crap! card. This card will have a message on it explaining any actions. How to Play Game Set-up 1. Each player may select a Player Piece and an Exchange Card. 2. Assemble the borders first. Fill the game board with tiles moving from outside to center. 3. Stack Milestone cards and Oh Crap! cards around the edges of the board. The Milestone cards should be set up around the board in the order they are needed for a Product. 5. Player one places a Product on any intersection of the board. They also place two Consumer Connections attached to the Product pointing in any direction. 6. Player two also places a Product on any intersection of the board with two Consumer Connections attached to it. 7. Repeat for each player. Complete two round so each player has two Products on the board (and four Consumer Connections).
  5. 5. Each Turn / Rules • When it is a player’s turn they roll the dice. o The die with the lower number determines how many spaces the player moves on the board. o The die with the higher number determines how many seconds the player has to complete their move. • A player moves their game piece in any direction without skipping any tiles; the tile sides must touch for a player to move from one to another. Players can move in multiple directions during a turn and can cross any Consumer Connections. o If the player needs the milestone they land on, they collect a card representing the milestone Players must collect milestone cards in order as determined by the Exchange Rate chart. Players work towards multiple goals on the Exchange Rate card simultaneously, however each must be collected in order. o If the player lands on a milestone that is out of order from their project plan, they collect an Oh Crap! card and follow the directions on the card. • After their roll and move, players can exchange their Milestone cards for game board pieces. • If players have enough cards to exchange for a Milestone, and do not have a place for it on the game boards, they must forfeit all cards involved in the exchange.
  6. 6. Exchange Rate Card Product Release Milestone Cards Consumer Connection Training Employees Marketing Product Launch Product Idea Product Development Product Testing Training Employees Marketing Product Upgrade Product Idea Product Development Marketing
  7. 7. Appendix A Reasoning Behind Gameplay The time constraints simulated by the dice roll represent a common project management scenario; time constraints may affect decisions and strategies; players must make decisions quickly and accurately. While managing a project, employees rarely move in straight lines. Allowing the players freedom to move around the board as they please represents this realistically. But skipping steps (tiles) sacrifices the project and is not allowed. However, the main reason for this is to simulate short-term goals. A player may be looking for up to three Milestone cards at any given time to achieve the short-term goals of creating Consumer Connections, Products, and Product Upgrades. They must make the decision of where to go (based on their roll) in the time allotted (based on their roll) and land on a tile that advances one of the projects their managing. The order of the Milestone cards is representative of a realistic product launch. Steps must be taken in order, so it is not enough for players to simply collect the cards, they must collect them in order. Project managers have many projects to juggle simultaneously. They must maintain the order of each and not let the advancement of one sacrifice another. By allowing players to build three sets of Milestone cards, they must switch attention from one to another quickly; just as they would on the job. In this game, project managers are limited to three simultaneous projects. When one is complete, another of the same type may begin. If a project manager mis-steps, they likely say, “Oh Crap!” If they do not plan their progress properly in the time allotted, players must select an Oh Crap! card that lists a negative outcome such as, “Return the last Milestone card you collected.” or, “Skip your next turn.” As in real life, some consequences are bigger than others. If players have enough cards to exchange for a Milestone, and do not have a place for it on the game boards, they must forfeit all cards involved in the exchange. This is a sign of poor project management of both short-term and long-term goals. The entire project is sacrificed, so the player must start over.

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