FAQ's

How does the game end?

The first player to complete an IPO wins the game. Also, the player with the most founders value wins. Short play rules can be found in the last section of the Rules.


What happens at the STOP spaces?

Any time a roll would land a player on a Stop space or would result in a player passing a Stop space then the player must stop on the Stop space, choose a path and immediately roll again.


If an Ouch! Card would result in you losing your only Expertise Point in a category what happens?

If a Ouch! Card or any other game play would result in having no Expertise Points in a category then no action is taken. You cannot have less than 1 Expertise Point in each category at any time.


If you land on the Series (Seed, A-D) space but are not raising any fund do you roll again?

Yes.


Can you have more than one IPO for your company?

No.


Can you accept a Capital Opportunity after having had a Series funding?

Yes. However, you may never sell all of your ownership. You must always own at least 10% of your company.


Can you ever change directions in the movement around the board?

No. You must always follow the arrows.


Do expertise Points have to be purchased before you roll the dice?

Yes. In fact, you can buy expertise point anytime. However, it should be purchased only when it is your turn and before you roll the dice.


In a Networking Event is it possible to end up with your own envelope back?

No. In a 2 player game, player 1 trades with player 2 and then there is no further trading. In a 3 player game, player 1 trades with player 2 and then player 3 trades with either player 1 or player 2, then there is no further trading. In a 4 player game, player 1 trades with player 2, then player 3 trades with either player 1 or player 2, then player 4 trades with any of the other players, after which there is no further trading.


Can you borrow money to purchase Expertise Points?

No. Nor may Expertise Points be purchased if there are loans that have not been repaid.


There are many different game activities in SmartPreneur. Is it possible to simplify for younger players?

It is possible to simplify SmartPreneur in the following ways:

  1. Level Based Game Play: You can play the game from level 1 to 4. See game instructions for details
  2. Solo Token Team Play: Only one token is used on the game. Every player takes turn to roll the dice and advance on the board as indicated. Every player gets involved in all activity at the same time. For example if player 3 roles the dice and lands on a Business Opportunity Space, All players individually decide how much to invest and in which business area before player 3 roles the dice for the outcome. Solo token team play is irrespective of game level being played.
  3. Any other "house rule" that you invent that makes the game better for your colleagues, friends and family is acceptable. SmartPreneur is quite flexible.