As the CEO of a huge smartphone-producing corporation, your goal is to outsmart your competitors and to dominate globally in this lucrative business sector. Develop a cutting-edge technology, grow your business, set up new offices around the world, scale up production sites. Choose your strategy well! Only one will keep the market under control.
In Smartphone Inc., a modern eurogame meets economics-themed board game classics. The game features a unique and highly innovative planning tool: we've combined patching mechanics with bidding and action selection. Whatever you plan, think twice – there are thousands of options out there!
How to Play
You are going to take charge of a smartphone manufacturing corporation and try to make it into the most powerful company in the world. Using business decisions, you will set prices for your smartphones, improve production, develop technologies, manufacture products, handle logistics and sales.
The game lasts 5 rounds. Each round is divided into 8 phases depicted as a scale on the playing field. You will use a special marker to point out the active phase.
The main feature of the game is the players’ pads. You can place them onto each other closing certain possibilities, but opening other ones.
Your goal is to earn as much money as possible. To make it simple, let us refer to in-game money as «victory points» (VP). There are three ways to earn VP:
Sell the goods.
Control the regions on the playing field. This is where you have more goods in the region than other players.
Patents. The first player to study a technology acquires a patent on this technology, which brings them VP at the end of the game.
If the number of players is less than 5, you can obtain VP through retailers occupying certain sales points on the playing field.
Play Time: 90+ Minutes