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Game play

  • On your turn, do one of four things:

Assign reporters

  1. Select the arrow next to a story.
  2. Select how many meeples (reporters) to move from your player mat onto that story.

Reassign a reporter

  1. Select a meeple on the board.
  2. Select another story.

Recall reporters

  • Select any number of meeples on the board to return to your player mat.

Go to press

  • You must pick up the stories where you have the majority of meeples (shared majority counts) and lay out a newspaper page with them. You can rotate stories to make them fit.
  • Make sure you can fit in the available free spaces, and around the advertisement.
  • All top stories (highest News Beat Value) have to be placed first.
  • As many top stories as possible have to touch the top of the page.

Game end

  • Triggered when a player publishes their third (4-5 players) or fourth (3 players) newspaper.
  • Each other player has one last turn, but they can only move one meeple on that turn.
  • Then each other player gets a mandatory publishing turn.


For each paper you publish, you score:

  • • The News Beat Value for every story on your page. (See the arrow on the board!)
  • • The negative values on your page that are visible.
  • • Double News Beat Value for one non-top story that touches the top of the page (your exclusive).
  • • You lose News Beat Value in points for every story that doesn't fit.
  • • You never score less than zero for a front page.

Other ways to score points are:

  • • If someone publishes a story that you have meeples on, you score the lower value of that News Beat (scoop points).
  • • At the end of the game, whoever has the most stars of one News Beat gets the bonus points (see the track on top of the board) for that News Beat.

All ties are awarded the full amount.


In the event of a tie for overall score, the player with the most stories wins. If still tied, the game is a tie with no winner. (The official rules add "If you really, really don’t like ties, flip a penny to determine the winner.", but BGA does not include this as an option.)