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Pret-A-Porter Unboxing, Look inside the box for Pret A Porter the board game about fashion

Check out what you get in the 3rd edition of Pret-A-Porter, a fashion industry board game from Portal Games.

This is an update to the 2011 edition of Pret-A-Porter. This new edition was funded on Kickstarter and features streamlined rules, new artwork, and upgraded components. 

Disclosure: We bought this one from The CG Realm our awesome FLGS here in Windsor.


Unboxing Pret-A-Porter the Board Game

From the publisher:

Flashing cameras, beautiful models, and shows crowded with critics. The life of a fashion industry professional sounds exciting – and it is – but most people don’t know how fierce the competition can get. As the owner of an up–and–coming company hoping to showcase its work in the most prestigious international shows, you need to prove that you have what it takes to succeed in this unforgiving environment.

Prêt–à–Porter is an economic strategy game in which you will manage a company trying to succeed in the world of fashion. The game plays out over a year consisting of 12 rounds (months), divided into 4 Quarters, each ending with a Fashion show. To prepare well for a Fashion show you will need to sign the contracts, expand the company with additional buildings, hire new workers to increase efficiency, and create exciting new designs. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Each round, you must pay the Upkeep cost associated with your company – salaries for your workers and rent for your buildings. Banks and last resort companies can lend you some Cash if necessary, but you should avoid these desperate measures, as they increase the costs of running your business.

 

As of when I’m writing this, we’ve only played this fashion based board game once but we were impressed. It’s quite heavy but does a good job of integrating the theme with the mechanics. If you dig heavy economic games with interesting themes you should check this one out!

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