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HAPPENS WHEN A PLAYER ON OBOZO’S WELFARE PROMENADE IS CAUGHT IN CRIMINAL
ACTIVITY AND SENT TO JAIL?
That player moves directly to the “Lock-Up” block in the Jail
Jaunt and awaits his or her next regular turn, upon which he or she rolls
1 die, and 1 die on each subsequent regular turn while he or she is in jail.
Should a player in the Jail Jaunt be directed to go back on welfare, he
or she moves directly to the “First of the Month” and collects
all benefits, advancing the monthly marker if he or she is the player who
went first. A player in the Jail Jaunt may play the horses or the daily
lottery, as usual.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ABLE-BODIED WELFARE RECIPIENT LANDS ON THE BLOCK MARKET “Cheat ! Move to any Block on Welfare This Turn”? That player moves to any other block of his or her choice on Obozo’s Welfare Promenade, including any of the 4 “Saturday Night” blocks; and, if the player passes the First of the Month in so moving, he or she collects all benefits.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A PLAYER ON OBOZO’S WELFARE PROMENADE RUNS OUT OF MONEY? That player loses 1 turn, returns to the First of the Month, and receives a $500 emergency welfare grant, and awaits his or her next turn (this trip to the welfare office does not count as a time around the board).
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PLAYER ON OBOZO’S WELFARE PROMENADE IS DIRECTED TO “Get a Job”? That player moves into the Working Person’s Rut, and turns in all of his or her out-of-wedlock children, and all of his or her accumulated Welfare Benefit cards. Players roll 2 dice in the Working Person’s Rut.
HOW DOES A PLAYER IN THE WORKING PERSON’S RUT GET PAID? Each time a working person lands on or passes a block marked “Pay Day,” he or she collects $400. Should a working person land on a block or draw a card directing him or her to move to another block in the Working Person’s Rut, and in so doing the player passes one or more paydays, the player collects $400 for each of those paydays passed.
WHEN DO PLAYERS IN THE WORKING PERSON’S RUT GET A UNION JOB? When they land on the block marked “Union Job” or draw a surprise Working Person’s Burden card to that effect. On that same turn, the player rolls all the way through the Union Job blocks, rolling 1 die at a time, following the instructions on the individual blocks.
WHEN DO PLAYERS IN THE WORKING PERSON’S RUT GET TO GO INTO BUSINESS FOR THEMSELVES? When they land on the block marked “Self-Employment” or draw a Working Person’s Burden card to that effect. The same movement rules apply as for Union Job.
WHEN MAY PLAYERS IN THE WORKING PERSON’S RUT PLAY THE HORSES OR THE DAILY LOTTERY? Players in the Working Person’s Rut do not have time to go to the race track, and they work too hard for their money to squander it on the lottery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF PLAYERS IN THE WORKING PERSON’S RUT RUN OUT OF MONEY? Those players may borrow any amount in increments of $5,000 from The Custodian of the Taxpayers’ Hard-Earned Dollars at 20 percent interest. The Custodian hands out $5,000 in cash to the player and a $5,000 bank note to keep track of the loan.
WHEN IS A BENEFIT OR BURDEN CARD DRAWN? Whenever a player lands on a block marked “BENEFIT” or “BURDEN.” Most cards call for an immediate payment or action. These cards should then be placed on the bottom of the stack. Some Welfare Benefit cards, as indicated on them, are to be kept by the player for collection each time he or she reaches or passes the First of the Month, as long as the player remains on Obozo’s Welfare Promenade.
HOW DOES AN ABLE-BODIED WELFARE RECIPIENT OR A WORKING PERSON GET A GOVERNMENT JOB FOR HIS LIVE-IN OR SPOUSE? By landing on a block marked “Gov’t Job” or drawing a Welfare BENEFIT or Working Person’s BURDEN card to that effect. At that time, the player moves his or her second piece to the “START” block on the Government Cake Walk, rolls 1 die, and moves accordingly. A player may again roll for his live-in or spouse only when he or she rolls doubles on another regular turn, or again lands on a square marked “Gov’t Job” or again draws a card so marked. If a player’s live-in or spouse lands on the “Conscience Stricken” block on the Government Cake Walk, he or she is removed from the board, and the player awaits a further opportunity to get another government job for his or her live-in or spouse.
WHEN AND HOW DOES THE GAME END? When the player who had gone first in the game has moved around the number of months agreed upon at the beginning of the game, usually 12 months.
WHO DOES OR DOES NOT PAY TAXES AT THE END OF THE GAME? Those players on Obozo’s Welfare Promenade at the end of the game pay no taxes. Players who finish the game in the Working Person’s Rut pay taxes according to the tax schedule which appears on the game board. Round off the tax payment to the nearest $100.
WHO IS THE WINNER OF THIS GREAT WELFARE GAME? There are two winners: the player with the most money, after taxes, and Obozo the Marxist clown.
THE BUMP RULE Players may decide that when a player lands on a block on Obozo’s Welfare Promenade or in the Working Person’s Rut already occupied by another player, that player is bumped forward to the nearest “Get a Job” or “Go on Welfare” block respectively.
PLAYERS TAKING BETS ON THE HORSES AND DAILY LOTTERY Players with enough money may elect to take the race track or lottery bets of other players. Then, the player taking the bets follows the same procedure as would apply if the Custodian of the Taxpayers’ Hard-Earned Dollars were taking bets.
ADDING MORE FUN INTERACTION Two players may decide to take OBOZO’S AMERICA: WHY BOTHER WORKING FOR A LIVING? to the office of one of their esteemed dumbocratic representatives or senators and invite them to play a game to help them dream up more welfare benefits and working person’s burdens.
THAT'S ALL THE RULES WE CAN THINK OF.
What Up, Obozo, you Marxist clown, you?