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Starving Artists (Solo Option)


There’s no question: the life of an artist is hard.

There’s no paycheck to paycheck to live by. What little money you do have you invest right back into paint. And without that paint, there’s no way to follow your dream.

You don’t relish the idea of having to work at a desk, in front a computer, toiling away for some faceless corporate overlord. You really want to make it!

Starving Artists is a game for 1-4 players. It takes about 30-60 minutes (approximately 15 minutes per player).

In Starving Artists, you are a painter trying to be famous. In the game, paints are the only currency. On your turn, you can buy canvases, paint them or work for more paint. And, at the end of each round, players can put their completed paintings up for sale for more paint and food.

The game ends when shortly after someone is out or someone manages to paint enough paintings: either in value or quantity. Yes, you can become famous by flooding the painting marketplace.

Cassie’s Learn to Play: Starving Artists

Review of Starving Artists


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Starving Artists expanded solo rules with increased difficulty variant by Jude

This variant makes some changes to the official solo rules for Starving Artists to increase the difficulty and also provides a new scoring chart. Also included are some clarifications for the solo game.

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Starving Artists holistic summary (includes Junior-Player, Solo, Official Optional Rules, 5–6p Expansion)

Although the rules are fairly simple, it makes me itch when I have to flip back and forth between separated rules to figure out how they work together.

Bonus: I named the forgotten solo rank for 10–14 points.

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Starving Artists – Rules

Final, Kickstarter Rule book.

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Starving Artist Quick Rules Guide

2 page quick rules guide for Starving Artists.

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