Players take on the role of health care providers trying to stay afloat in changing health care markets. Every round four patient cards with unique health problems come seeking care. Players bid on each patient. The player who bids lowest wins that patient’s business, is paid equal to the value of her bid, and is in charge of taking care of the patient for the rest of the game. Bid low to attract patients, but bid too low and you’ll go broke trying to take care of expensive patients!
Players use the payment from their patients to upgrade their health care infrastructure, unlocking the capacities to treat their patients’ problems more efficiently, and to prevent their patients from developing new problems. Each patient a player has at the end of the game gives her points towards winning – the riskier the patient, the more points he provides – but provides one less point for each health problem remaining. The player who can take the best care of the most patients to get the most points wins!