There's a new billboard next to our house, and now I'm craving for burgers.
🖼️: 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲
🤓: Jeroen Doumen, Joris Wiersinga
👫: 2-5 fast food capitalists
Fresh from the college, I was hired as a Management Trainee for the new fast-food company Gluttony Inc. I immediately found myself fighting a grueling battle against three other restaurants like my employer's. Every single one of these capitalist juggernauts aggresively marketed their products to nearby residents. They hired underpaid employees, and trained them to be underpaid skilled workers. They priced their products like every single dollar difference was a matter of life or death. Not satisfied with their market, they built new restaurants and even developed new housing areas. Money is the ultimate and only goal, and not a working day passed without me fearing for my continued employment.
Quick note before everything else: I played only the first stage of Food Chain Magnate with 3 friends. We couldn't commit to finish it after the first $200 bank break, and we agreed to call it a learning game and hoped to play a full game sometime in the future.
FCM is a damn titanic economic game. You could almost taste the cutthroat-ness in the air. You could lose well directly after your few first bad turns. The rules aren't many, but you will spend hours comprehending them. Luckily, I played with experienced friends, 2 of them new players like myself, and we prepared by following a few strategies like focusing on achievements in the beginning. At least, the next time we decided to get FCM back to the table, we won't have to spend hours learning the whole rulebook, and hopefully we would be able to finish within 6 hours 😂. It's a really good game and I am looking forward to it.
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