How to play
Primarily a storytelling game, the cards don't tell you what to do but instead, inspire creative options for your strategy.
How to Play PROTO
PROTO is a game of strategy, creativity and storytelling
From randomly drawn cards, players come up with ideas to pitch, and then get feedback in the form of dice rolls.
So the more you convince others of your ideas, the more rolls you'll get from them.
Players can also attack each other with crazy entrepreneurship challenges, as well as strategically selecting and planning which cards to use to build up their idea into a business.
5 Stages of Impact
Based on their rolls, they move along an "Impact line" to see how many users they've attracted. The winner is the first player to complete the 5 stages of the Impact line:
Innovation as a Skill
The secret to PROTO is mastering business improvisation (a.k.a. innovation). The randomness of the cards force spontaneity in the storytelling.
The winner depends on a combination of creativity, salesmanship and strategy.