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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.
  • 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.

Scoring

  • 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:
    • 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.

Tiebreaker

  • In the event of a tie for overall score, the player with the most stories wins.