“Newsboys” is a 1-4 player board game about paperboys in Brooklyn, New York in the 1890's. Players take on the role of boys selling newspapers. On one hand you must expand your area to each block, while at the same time fighting for wage increases & better working conditions through strikes against the newspaper company. Can you sell lots papers while standing up for your Newsboys' rights?

      • ¥0
      • Released November

      Regarding sales at SPIEL '23:
      This game will be on pre-sale at SPIEL '23 in Essen starting October 4th. We will not be taking advance reservations for SPIEL '23, but we plan to limit the number of tickets sold each day. Please come to our booth (hall 2-E116) as soon as possible.

      Regarding general sales:
      General sales of "Newsboys" are scheduled to begin in November. You will be able to place your order on our website shortly before the sale date.

      An Easy-Playing Flip & Roll & Write

      A game with no turns, so the action moves smoothly. Most of the time players play on their own then at the end of the round everyone checks to see who got the coveted big bonuses. While simple to play there are many types of bonuses to shoot for and you can chain actions together to make a big move.

      Course of Play

      We start each round by flipping a card from a shared deck. Each player chooses 1 icon and marks their board the number of times it appears on your 3 dice & the 3 shared symbols on the cards. You have to balance between increasing your sales area and filling up your strike gauge.

      Perfect Bonus Chain

      If you finish one block of a type perfectly you earn a bonus mark. If you plan it just right you can make a chain of these perfect bonuses. This in turn can help you get some high-point bonuses that only the first player to achieve them gets.

      Solo Play

      Newsboys can also be played as a 1-player game. Timing cards, that are only for the solo experience, create a limit on the high-point bonuses. Even in solo mode you can enjoy similar tension found in the multi-player game.


      Author : Saashi
      Illustration : Takako Takarai
      Graphic design : Saashi & Saashi
      Proofreader : HAL99

      Translation : Nathan Hunley
      Special thanks : Kaoru Arishima

      Released 2023/10 // SAASHI-AND INC. // SAS-011


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