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Startup Fever Makes Your Internet Business Dreams a Reality

By: Michael Hines - Published: Apr 17, 2011 • References: kickstarter and walyou
Startup Fever is a new board game created by Louis Perrochon that lets you and up to five friends compete against one another to see who can build the biggest and baddest Internet startup company. The game is a "Euro style" board game like Settlers of Catan, which means that you'll spend the majority of your time acquiring commodities.

In this case, the commodities aren't worthless and useless items like sheep and wood; instead, they are workers. Suits, programmers and salesmen are the commodities that can be bought, traded and stolen in Startup Fever. The game borrows from popular board games like Monopoly with event cards that can bestow either heartbreaking or heart-racing news to you and your company. The game is currently in beta testing and is soliciting funds from Kickstarter to help with production. Seeing as how Startup Fever has already raised well more than the original $10,000 it asked for, there's a good chance that you will see this game on shelves sooner rather than later.