Rules Inc. is a fast-paced card game of survival and expanding bureaucracy. Players have one responsibility- to obey the rules at all times. If a player ever breaks a rule, they are fired immediately. If any surviving players can follow the rules, they win the round. Players must carefully craft a ruleset they survive in, but the other players cannot!
The core gameplay is simple- all the rules are written on cards in a central play area. Some cards show actions, such as drawing a card, or playing an extra rule. Other cards show restrictions which players must meet, such as a maximum or minimum hand size. The game starts out incredibly simple, but builds in complexity as the game progresses.
This is the oldest prototype I still have in development. Playtest feedback has been consistently encouraging and valuable.