Union Stockyards - DT Preview with Mark Streed

Union Stockyards - DT Preview with Mark Streed

This is a Dice Tower Paid Preview.

Mark takes a look at "Union Stockyards".

You play one the “Big Five” meat packers, developing technologies to use every part of the animal while battling labor unions and manipulating the market to your advantage. Union Stockyards is played over six years (rounds), each beginning with an historical event affecting game conditions or adding an additional action. You select your actions through worker placement; however, if you don’t pay your workers enough, they may go on “strike”. You earn cash based on your profit margins when you slaughter cattle, hogs, or sheep. Your profit margin is your meat value minus the livestock cost. The livestock cost is the same for all players, but your meat values will differ due to your engine-building decisions of constructing buildings, establishing branch houses in eastern cities, and improving your brand reputation. At the end of each year, livestock costs (cattle, hogs, sheep) will be adjusted up or down depending on the demand that you created. Sometimes you may choose to slaughter certain livestock just to manipulate the market in your favor. Whichever packer accumulates the most wealth wins the game.

0:30 Overview
2:09 Game play
4:37 Buildings
8:32 Buy land
11:29 In summary

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duanewulf/union-stockyards

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