From the Publisher...
In the past, profit was the only measure of success for a company. Although profit is still the most
important measure of company success, there are other important factors that companies must consider when
measuring success. Companies must now look beyond the walls of their company to the world and realize
their position in the world and the effect they have on it, especially how they handle the waste they produce
as a by-product of their manufacturing process. Companies also must spend resources on technological innovations
so the company can continue to be successful in the future.
In Industrial Waste, the players are the owners/managers of companies that are competing in this new world
where profit, innovation, and environment must be balanced to be considered successful. The players must decide
when and where to invest in innovation: rationalization, raw materials, and waste reduction. Innovation in
rationalization allows a company to produce products with fewer co-workers, innovation in raw materials allows
a company to produce products with less raw materials, and innovation in waste reduction allows a company to
produce products with less waste. The first two allow a company to be more efficient. The latter allows a company
to be more friendly to the environment. Government penalties make focus on environmental concerns important to
a company wishing to avoid those penalties.
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|A heavy economy game with kind of a dry theme, but can make for an interesting play. I'd give it a 6 or 6.5 out of 10. The production is great.
Rob Markley -
Mt Albert - Auckland NZ
|You have to appreciate the black humour in this game :- old style heavy industry where you callously lay off workers, run your manufacturing plants to produce just as much pollution as you can get away with! Great stuff! The irony is an object lesson in itself but it is also a pretty good game of resource management.