After stopping the rampage of giant monsters known as “Kaiju” from destroying the world, top scientists discovered that the biomass left behind by the monsters is extremely valuable. The resulting scientific breakthrough led to an explosive demand for monster biomass and the miraculous products created from them. You are the CEO of a small biomass start-up looking to grow your business into a global empire, by turning monstrous eggs and tentacles into wonder products such as sustainable organic fuel and hair growth tonic.
Are you able to ride on this opportunity of a lifetime and compete with entrepreneurs around the world to emerge as the top Kaiju billionaire?
In Kaiju Exchange, players win by gaining influence by trying to fulfil the biomass demands and expanding your research & production facilities. Hire crew and build new production facilities to unlock unique biomass abilities while trying to export and import materials which they cannot produce. Players can also trade with Banana Republic, an automaton which acts as an extra player who has its own winning condition. One player can achieve a joint victory with Banana Republic by forming an alliance, while snatching a victory from the leading player! Do you have the wit and strategy to get to the very top?
HOW TO PLAY
Each player has their own Player Board that starts off specializing in producing a single type 4 different biomass such as Debtzilla Egg, Inflationsaurus Crystal, Taxopus Tentacle and Ponzitron Ponzium. Your objective is to achieve economic dominance by a combination of gathering market share, production efficiency and the amount of cold hard cash you possess.
FULFILL DEMAND TO EARN MONEY AND VICTORY POINTS
Demand cards are the primary way for players to earn money. Each Demand requires a certain amount of materials to fulfill and players earn money by fulfilling these demands. If a player can fulfill 3 demand cards at the same time, the player will earn a victory point and monopolize a demand card in secret in order to trick other players in over-producing the biomass needed.
TRADE, EARN FAVORS OR ALLY WITH BANANA REPUBLIC
Other than trading with other players, you can trade with a non-player automaton: Banana Republic. However, trading too much with Banana Republic will give the country abundant amount of materials and allow Banana Republic to win the game instead. If you think Banana Republic may win, you can race to ally with the automaton and achieve a joint victory!
BUILD YOUR PRODUCTION ENGINE
Earn special abilities by specializing in the production of a certain biomass or upgrade your enterprise with infrastructure and use them to manipulate market demand.
LEARN ABOUT HOW INTERNATIONAL TRADE WORKS
Kaiju Exchange will touch on the topic of international trade with our fan favorite gamification guide. The guide will cover topics such as Adam Smith's invisible hand, comparative advantage, trade protectionism and financial centers.