Though I'm sure some of you out there will watch multiple TV shows simultaneously, most of us just go one show at a time. Of course, if we're watching one thing, that means we're not watching another. For a TV executive, they want to make sure that your eyes are on what they're showing. It's war for viewership. And that's the war you'll be waging in The Rival Networks, a 2-player version of The Networks. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
The Rival Networks is a standalone 2-player version of The Networks, the popular board game about running a TV network. It's a simplified, streamlined version of The Networks with interesting tactical decisions and excellent strategic depth that plays in about 30-45 minutes. It's an easy game to learn, and you don't need to know how to play The Networks in order to play The Rival Networks.
In this game, you and your opponent are TV network executives trying to score the most Viewers over 3 Seasons. On your turn, you'll take one of the 3 available Show Cards, one of the 3 available Star Cards, and one of the 3 available Ad Cards.
Shows go onto one of your time slots, giving you Ratings Points and Viewers there. Stars go on Shows, adding to that time slot's Ratings Points. You'll spend your Ads to buy powerful Network Cards that give you various abilities.
You'll also score a bonus if you ever get at least 3 Shows of the same Genre during the game. And you can score bonus Viewers at the end of each Season by leading in the most Time Slots, and by achieving certain Awards.
The player with the most Viewers at the end of the game wins!
The campaign's up and over its funding goal with 15 days left to go.