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Press Release: GoCaine Now Available in GermanyGoCaine, the multiplayer strategy board game in which 2-6 players compete to build the most lucrative cocaine distribution network, is now available in Germany through Amazon.de. GoCaine uses area control mechanics from the ancient game of surrounding stones known as Go (in Japan), Baduk (in Korea), and Weiqi (in China).
GoCaine Strategy Board Game - Simulation - First 10 TurnsShows first 10 turns of a simulated game of GoCaine, the multiplayer Go strategy board game where 2-6 players compete to build the most lucrative cocaine trafficking network. By the end of this post you will know how you go about buying product, transporting it, and selling it to make a decent profit. And, of course, since it is a multiplayer Go game, you'll have a good sense of how area control works through the placement of your cells. As you will see, each cell is multi-functional: they provide area control and also acts as nodes in your network, each one enabling you to buy, transport, or cell your product.
How To Move Huge Shipments of Cocaine
So, you want to move a huge quantity of cocaine. Like, not just a few kilos. We're talking HUGE, as in quantities large enough to be measured in metric tons. That's right, tons. One metric ton equals 1,000 kilograms. That approximately 2,200 pounds (2,204.62 pounds to be exact).
One metric ton (mt) is actually the smallest quantity you can move in the strategy game known as GoCaine. Quantities go up from there, all the way to 12 mt or more. As you'll see though, those larger shipments entail considerable risk. In a future post we'll talk about the risk of interdiction, but right now lets just focus on the transportation mechanics. That is what this post is all about--how to move your coke! How to get from A to B to C, how to move it from Andean supply centers, through transit zones and get it to the lucrative northern markets where you can sell it at a very profitable price.
Supply Chain Management: Lessons From The GoCaine Game
From Fukushima to Covid to the war in Ukraine, the last several years have provided plenty of example of how precarious our supply chains have become. For some managers, doing a better job managing supply chains will require a change in how they think strategically and how they assess risk. Such managers can benefit greatly buy playing the board game, GoCaine. In a competition to set up the most lucrative cocaine trafficking network, you cannot play a game of GoCaine and fail to learn lessons about supply source diversification and routing flexibility. It forces players to go through the mental exercise of finding the right balance between operational efficiency and risk mitigation.