“Construction & Corruption” is a negotiation and worker-placement game situated in Montreal, Canada. It pokes fun at our perennial problems, while letting 3 – 7 players engage in some light-hearted bribery and extortion.
Each player is a Construction boss, responsible for a Construction contract on each turn. If you do not finish your contract, you keep it, and get paid again the turn after.
The incentive is to keep your work unfinished as long as possible. Bosses can send their workers to opposing players’ sites, and finish their work instead. Thus the dynamic of the game is ‘screw your neighbour,’ with the added element that players’ cash totals are secret. Each turn also holds an election for mayor, who can punish their opponents, and reward supporters.