Tabloid Headline deck

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Tabloid Headline
Designers Kevan and Zarba
Date 9th March 2002
Players 2+
This is a playable deck - it's finished, tested and ready to play.
To play Dvorak: Draw five cards each and leave the rest as a draw pile. On your turn, draw a card from the draw pile and play one Thing and/or one Action. (See the full rules.)
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BOGUS FOOTBALLER ATE MY LOVE-CHILD! HORROR SCANDAL NIGHTMARE PROBE! Read all about it, as spurious tabloid newspapers attempt to corner the market.

There's an archive of Great Tabloid Headlines from past players of the game.

Special Rules

Magnates

Each Player owns their own Newspaper - they should pick a title for it at the start of the game. There's also another, non-player Newspaper - the Daily Monolith.

Turn Structure

Turns are simultaneous, with five phases being played through in turn.

  • Draw Phase. Every player draws one card.
  • Editing Phase. Everyone secretly decides either to publish a specific story (a number of cards from their hand, with some sense of grammar - eg. "WELL-KNOWN" "GORILLA" "FOUND") or pass (and print a pathetic non-story), and says when they've decided.
  • Publishing Phase. Everyone reveals their front page. If they chose to publish, they put the cards on the table for all to see. If they chose to pass, they can either draw a card, or draw until their hand contains three cards.
  • Sales Phase. Each player nominates their favourite headline from those on the table (other than their own). The owner of the most popular headline, if any, may take a Market Share counter - either from the Daily Monolith or (if the Monolith has none left) from a player who passed this round. Headlines are then cleared away for a new round.
  • Discard Phase. Any player with more than five cards discards down to five.

Market Share

You need ten counters or coins to represent each newspaper's Market Share. To begin with, all of these counters belong to the Daily Monolith. If a Player ever owns five or more of the counters, they win the game.

Card List

HIGH COURT JUDGE
Action
MP
Action
FILM STAR
Action
SOAP STAR
Action
VICAR
Action
HAMSTER
Action
MURDERER
Action
TEENAGER
Action
CHILD
Action
DRUG-ADDICT
Action
FOOTBALLER
Action
FOOTBALLER
Action
WIFE OF
Action
FAMILY OF
Action
BROTHER OF
Action
FATHER OF
Action
DAUGHTER OF
Action
WELL-KNOWN
Action
SECRET
Action
ILLEGAL
Action
SORDID
Action
PAEDOPHILE
Action
LESBIAN
Action
SUSPECTED
Action
MURDERED
Action
BOGUS
Action
DANGEROUS
Action
THREE-IN-A-BED
Action
SCOTTISH
Action
TERRORIST
Action
TRAGEDY
Action
HORROR
Action
SCANDAL
Action
ORGY
Action
RITUAL
Action
SHAME
Action
MURDER
Action
ROMP
Action
PROBE
Action
DRUGS
Action
IN
Action
DENIES
Action
CAUGHT
Action
FOUND
Action
IN
Action
ARRESTED
Action
UNMASKED AS
Action
DENOUNCES
Action
DENIES BEING
Action
ATE MY
Action
LINKED WITH
Action
FURY AT
Action
WITH
Action
NAKED
Action
CRISIS
Action
UFO
Action
MYSTERY
Action
ALIEN
Action
WAR
Action
PRESIDENT
Action
LOVE-CHILD
Action
MASSACRE
Action
OUTBREAK
Action
ATTACKS
Action
(CHOOSE ANY WORD)
Action
NIGHTMARE
Action
LOVE-NEST
Action
SAVAGE
Action
ELVIS
Action
GORILLA
Action
KILLED BY
Action
DENIES
Action
RUMOURS
Action
PHOTOS
Action