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Uber Board Game

Discussion in 'Other' started by elelegido, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. elelegido

    elelegido Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Varies
    Back in 2003 a woman went on the Dragon's Den tv show to pitch her idea for a Taxi driver board game. The dragons all gave her a roasting and laughed her off, but she founded her company anyway and the game went on to become a bestseller.

    I am going to launch an Uber driver board game. Players will move their car around the board and pick up fares, all the while dodging pukers, drunks, cops, parking tickets and weirdos. There will be bonus squares to represent things like surges or when a pax buys you a cheeseburger at the drive thru, and "gotcha" squares for things like Uber taking back your fare in a fare review or temporary deactivation after a rider complaint etc.

    This will be a rewarding and fun game for all ages and will allow drivers to share the experience of rideshare with the whole family. I'm now in the bootstrap phase and am actively taking on board investors looking to earn big, life changing money from this product.
     
  2. circle1

    circle1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Don't forget the equivalent of "move back X squares," or other such time penalties due to the software glitches, and semi-AI, Bot-like administration!
     
  3. ChortlingCrison

    ChortlingCrison Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Westwood
    Don't forget to pass uber and collect $200.
     
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  4. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    How about a random chance of Losing the game instantly, "You die in a fiery car crash"

    or you got carjacked, you lose 10 turns.

    I'd start off at uberX and gain the ability to buy nicer cars as well. I'd put car dealerships and if you land on one and have enough money you can buy a new car, otherwise you have to wait until your car explodes or gets impounded.

    A rating slider bar, every event that happens you do makes you go up or down .10
    The scale will go 4.5 to 5.0
    You lose $100 every time you hit 4.5

    And a spinner to determine if you lose or gain rating. Also "$500 fine" category where instead of whatever possible good thing just happened to you, you instead get a $500 fine from code enforcement/TLC instead of a rating.

    Oh also a random chance of Uber "removing your car from Select/black"
     
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  5. Lowestformofwit

    Lowestformofwit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Driving:
    Livery
    Less 25%, of course? - no one gets any payment in full from Uber.
    Uber Board Game - your chance to live out that old adage:"The best throw of the dice is to throw them away".
     

  6. elelegido

    elelegido Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Varies
    Some good ideas. The idea does need to be spiced up - going round and round in circles all night actually could be a bit boring.
     
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  7. mmmike

    mmmike Active Member

    Location:
    AtlantA
    I like your idea. Don't forget to have a "tip" spot on the board. Landing on this spot awards you a tip card.... all are blank.
     
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  8. Aztek98

    Aztek98 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Have a "hot car girl hires you to drive for a night" space.
     

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