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Pret-a-Porter


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  • For 2-4 players
  • Takes about 90 minutes to play
  • Great European strategy game
  • Economic theme
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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 3.5 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005QJWF2G
  • Item model number: 101350N
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #475,036 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Pret-a-porter

From the Manufacturer

Pret-a-Porter is an economic strategy game set in a world of fashion. Players run clothes companies and fight for dominance during fashion shows. It is – perhaps – one of the most cruel and ruthless of all our games. Money can be a dangerous weapon. During the game players open new branches and outlets, hire new workers and try to gain new capabilities. New Design Agencies, Brand stores or Preparation rooms are opened, Accountants, Models and Designers are hired, lucrative contracts are sign to allow for short-term profits and expand company’s competencies. Every single month player’s company gains new capabilities. Each quarter held fashion shows – each player has to prepare a collection of clothing and has to show it on the show. The public, media, experts estimate collections in four categories and award prizes and diplomas. The more awards (represented by ‘stars’ in the game) will be collected at the show, the more money the players earn for selling their collection. Will you get award for best Trends? Will you manage to be best in Public Relations and get the Media award? Will you earn more ‘stars’ than your opponent? If you win ‘stars’, your opponents don’t. If you win ‘stars’, you earn more money. Your opponents don’t. If you win ‘stars’, you earn money, you hire new stuff, you get better. Your opponents don’t. That is why during show you will kill for every single ‘star’. Welcome to the hell. Pret-a-Porter is a game for 2-4 players with a unique mix of deep economy strategy and direct interaction. Low luck element, many important decisions to be made and many strategies that can be used to acclaim victory. With a wide range of different employees, different buildings and contracts you can create your unique company every single time. Pret-a-Porter it’s about counting money and it’s about a dirty fight. Pret-a-Porter was designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek, author of Stronghold, 51. State and other games.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By UncleDragon on November 26, 2012
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Pret-a-Porter is a fun cut throat economic game. The theme is fun, refreshing, and original. I have had a few of my friends shy away from playing a "fashion" game, but everyone that has sat down to play has been very pleasantly surprised. The game punishes poor choices, and rewards good choices more than many games on the market. There are multiple paths to victory, w/ lots of neat combo's that can be pulled off w/ contracts, buildings, and employee's. Excellent game that deserves more attention.
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Prêt-à-Porter is an economic strategy worker replacement game created by Piotr Haraszczak and Ignacy Trzewiczek. The game puts you in control of one of several fashion companies trying to make your mark in the industry. The game is good for 2-4 players.

Now note that the game has players playing the roles of fashion companies and not fashion designers. The actual clothes are but a small part of this entire game equation. Thus you need to think about the salaries of your staff, the quality of your materials for your clothes and of course what to put on the runway at the next fashion show. And this is what everything really boils down to since the fashion shows are the primary venues for actually making money.

The game plays out across a 12-month calendar year. In a manner of speaking, each month represents a particular game round where players take turns performing various actions. But the tricky bit is that there are also 4 fashion shows that take place every third month where players can show off their clothes and get a chance to actually sell them for money. Thus you have the core game pattern of 2 months of preparation followed by a fashion show month.

In those two months of preparation, players will scramble to put together a viable collection for the fashion show - although you also have the option to wait out a show and focus on the next one instead. But given money is typically made during fashion shows, you really can't survive for long. Back to preparation, players vie for limited worker slots to come up with designs for clothes, purchase materials for said clothes and possibly hire additional staff or rent new facilities. And the diversity of your preparation options reflect the many ways one can win notice on the runway.
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If you've ever had the opportunity to play Global Mogul, Pret-a-Porter is very similar to that (only better looking). Incredibly complex in its gameplay, it makes plays heavily on strategy, giving every player an almost even opportunity to have some luck spread their way. You are essentially a company trying to sell your clothing line in the fashion industry. It's a delicate balance of getting patterns, materials, funds, and special perks from specialized employees and buildings that will effect you in a series of resulting fashion shows. Not everything can be done in a single turn, so you must try to choose the course of action most helpful to you.

The reason I gave this game 4 stars was because of the translated rules. The rules are so convolutedly translated for this game that it took me and my companions nearly two and a half painstaking hours of trying to read them before we gave up and went online to look up a more simplified (better worded) set of the rules, which thankfully we found.
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This is a game I never thought I'd pick up based solely on the theme. After watching some video reviews and looking for an interesting strategic game for my wife, I went with Pret-a-Porter and did not regret it.

Gameplay:
PaP is a pretty traditional worker placement played over several phases. Each phase or quarter is split into 3 months. The first two months represent prep months where players build their collection. The third month represents the show month where players compete over certain categories from quality to quantity to trendiness. Each show month features different cities and each city emphasizes different categories. The goal is to achieve the highest worth over the 4 quarters.

There are many different options players can take to achieve those categories. There a variety of contracts, buildings, and employees to assist in building a collection and providing attributes. Players have to optimize their play as the two prep months never feel like enough time to prep for a show unless the proper support is there. The variety of strategy and tactics is amazing and it is interesting to try out the different options.

These shows are where you make money on your collection and score points. You gain stars based on the categories you win in and those stars are translated to your companies value later on. It is very important to win in these categories or at least tie in them to keep your opponents from taking those points.

My main complaints with this game are with the components. While the component quality is good overall, there are some things I found lacking. The currency chits are double sided but have different values on each side. The board also doesn't give a space for a discard area.
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