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Store:  Family Games, Card Games
Theme:  Anime
Genre:  Set Collection, Card Drafting
Format:  Card Games

Starlight Stage

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30 minutes 3-4

Designer(s): Hironatsu Yamada

Publisher(s): Japanime

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Product Description

STARLIGHT STAGE is a card game where the players become producers of an idol agency, help fledgling idols grow uniquely and provide them opportunities to try various works in order to gain popularity. Each player produces the career of three idols, namely a fledgling idol-singer, actress, and model. Using their talents for music, acting, and modeling, participate in events to build their careers.

By building careers, they can grow into idols with higher skills and popularity. After achieving growth, try producing works to receive awards and hold big stages successfully. The player who gains the highest popularity wins the game. Try to become a great producer of your idols!

Game-play description:
There are three types of card decks on the table: Idol cards have combinations of three talent types (note, diamond, and heart) and popularity points. Produce cards have popularity points. Event cards have special resources necessary to get more talented idol cards.

Each player have three initial idol cards of single talent of each type. The start player plays one of idol cards to either

  1. Take a lesson and acquire a single talent chip.
  2. Get an event card, only for this action multiple idol cards can be played.
  3. Get a produce card.
  4. Replace the played idol card by a new idol card from the table.

Each card has acquire costs which is paid by talents of played idol card, resources from previously acquired event cards, and additional talent chips. Then the next player plays his idol card. When every player take turns, the round ends and each player reclaim played idol cards, and the next round begins with the start player shifted to the next player.

At the end of round when the produce card deck is expired, the game ends and the player with the most popularity points from his/her idol cards and produce cards combined wins the game.

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