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Official Sky Team Rules

The objective of Sky Team is to accumulate the most victory points by strategically managing routes, passengers, and resources to build the most successful airline.


  • Game board depicting a map of airline routes

  • Player pawns or markers

  • Airline route cards

  • Passenger tokens

  • Resource tokens (money, fuel, maintenance)

  • Event cards

  • Dice

  • Rulebook


  1. Place Components: Set up the game board and place the player pawns or markers on the starting spaces.

  2. Distribute Resources: Each player receives an initial allocation of resources (money, fuel, maintenance tokens).

  3. Shuffle Decks: Shuffle the airline route cards and event cards and place them face down within easy reach of all players.

  4. Determine Starting Player: Decide who goes first by any agreed-upon method.


  1. Take Turns: Players take turns performing actions to manage their airline and compete for routes and passengers.

  2. Acquire Routes: Players can acquire airline route cards by spending resources and meeting certain conditions (e.g., having enough fuel, money, or meeting passenger demand).

  3. Manage Resources: Players must manage their resources carefully, balancing income from routes with expenses for fuel, maintenance, and other costs.

  4. Attract Passengers: Players can attract passengers to their airline by offering competitive fares, providing amenities, and meeting passenger preferences.

  5. Resolve Events: At the end of each turn or at specific intervals, draw event cards and resolve their effects. Events may affect routes, passengers, or introduce new challenges.

  6. Expand and Diversify: Players can expand their airline by acquiring new routes, opening new destinations, and diversifying their services to attract different types of passengers.

  7. Invest and Upgrade: Players can invest in upgrades for their airline, such as better planes, improved facilities, or marketing campaigns to increase passenger satisfaction and loyalty.

Winning the Game

The game ends after a set number of rounds or when a predetermined victory condition is met (e.g., reaching a certain number of victory points). The player with the most victory points at the end of the game is declared the winner.

Additional Rules

  • Player Interaction: Players may compete for routes, passengers, and resources, leading to strategic decisions and negotiation.

  • Strategy and Planning: Successful players will develop long-term strategies for route acquisition, resource management, and passenger satisfaction.

  • Random Events: Events cards introduce random elements and challenges, requiring players to adapt their strategies and tactics accordingly.

Sky Team offers a dynamic and strategic gaming experience, combining elements of resource management, negotiation, and competition in the airline industry. With its thematic gameplay and engaging mechanics, it provides an immersive gaming experience for players of all skill levels.

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