In Headliner you are a music agent, negotiating with others to craft the most epic concert of the year!
Play to the latest trends or manipulate the lineup to define the trend. Put your reputation on the line to get your bands into the big show. It’s for 2-6 players, with a 30 minute playtime.
In Headliner, every Band is a unique combination of three aspects: Era, Style, and Genre. Each turn, take an action to promote an aspect of a band, update your talent pool, or replace a band already in the lineup. Some actions will cost you a bit of reputation.
At the end of each round, Everyone puts a band up for audition. Score some reputation for presenting a band that fits the current trend. But only the band that most matches with the current lineup is added to the next time slot.
The concert lineup is set once the Headliner is signed. Total your reputation. Most reputation wins!
The push-pull creates shifting shared goals, but rivals will sabotage to steal the spotlight. Big changes later in the game may cost you some of your reputation, but it'll be worth it if you get your band as the Headliner!