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In the Emerald Empire, a special place is set apart from the often-harsh
realities of feudal life. Within the “floating world” of the geisha house,
great artists are the center of attention: beautiful women who are masters of
art, music, and conversation. The prettier and more skilled in her arts a geisha
might be, the more popularity she gains and the greater her opportunities for
success. But to win such a prize is not easy; a successful geisha must find ways
to distinguish herself, to promote her own name over her rivals, or even
sabotage rivals. Even within the Emerald Empire's peaceful domain of the
“floating world”, enmity between geisha can be as bitter as a
samurai feud.

In Mai-Star, 3-6 players take on the roles of different geishas and compete
to earn the most prestigious title. They play cards to raise the reputation of
their geisha, and take guests to earn money, which is the measure of victory.
Playing a card only raises the geisha's reputation and will not earn any money.
But without raising your reputation, you will not be able to serve the finest
guests who can reward the most money or serve as powerful allies. Players must
choose which customer cards to use as advertisers and who to use as guests. When
one player runs out of cards, the round is over, and any cards remaining in hand
will serve as penalty points, so it's also a matter of using up your hand as
quickly as possible. The player who has earned the most money after three
festivals (rounds), is considered as the most skillful geisha, and will inherit
the title of Mai-Star.


3-6 players



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