easy to learn, simple to play, tricky to master
TRU$T is an exciting, thought-provoking board game for two to six players which is simultaneously both new and old. Originally designed by Nick Laudato in 1978 and sold throughout America, TRU$T now returns to the market!
In TRU$T you will travel around the board’s islands, from Olympica to Araxes and back again. With each step into virgin territory, you will meet the opportunity to establish and grow your collection of divisions within the many corporations of TRU$T. What will begin as gathering slivers of partial ownership will transition to collecting dividends, extracting payments from other players, and solidifying your influence into corporate trusts. With a mixture of cunning, luck, and skill, you will eventually wrest each division of every business from your partners and rivals alike!
TRU$T looks different and plays different from any other game you have seen. It is easy to learn and simple to play, yet it lets the thinking person use tricky strategies to conquer opponents. You will find its unique combination of skill and luck to be interesting and enjoyable.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy playing TRU$T and will want one of the limited first edition copies for your own!
The Corporations of TRU$T
Every player starts with partial ownership in at least one of the six corporations in the first row following this text.
Golden Harvest Farms
Universal Machine Company
El Dorado Mining
World Bank of Propontis
Each player starts with a token, money, and controlling ownership in one of the eleven corporations located on six islands. Players move around the board wheeling and dealing, paying and collecting, until one gains control of the world!
There is no place to rest when you’re playing TRU$T – something will happen with every roll of the dice. While it is an easy game to learn and play, it gives you the chance to use a greater amount of skill than other games of its type.
In TRU$T, you can actually be “partners” with every one of your opponents. However, to win the game, you must eventually force all of your partners out and take control of their corporations. TRU$T is definitely not for the timid.
The Red Die Rule
Later in the game, after all corporate certificates have been purchased from the market, the “red die rule” goes into effect. This means that, although you continue to roll both dice, you must land on the division whose number matches that of the red die – you no longer have a choice.