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Frequently asked questions

About The Singaporean Dream: The New Normal

What is The Singaporean Dream: The New Normal

The Singaporean Dream: The New Normal is the latest edition of the popular local card game, The Singaporean Dream.  This edition features some of the most iconic moments from 2020 – PMD Ban, Circuit Breaker, #GE2020 and more!

How is this different from the previous versions of the game?

  • NEW Personality Card: Safe Distancing Officer

  • NEW Dream Cards: Find a vaccine, Travel ban lifted, Gatherings above 5

  • NEW Action Cards featuring the most iconic moments of 2020: Circuit Breaker, #GE2020, and more

  • NEW Collaborative gameplay so you can team up with other players to win!


Is this compatible with the previous versions of the game?

The Singaporean Dream by SGAG: NO
This will be a new version of the game, and will serve as a refresh of the previous core deck that was created back in 2018.  

The Singaporean Dream by SGAG Expansion Pack: YES
However, there are minor changes to the Personality cards. Instead of having a Special Power, all Personalities start with different cards on hand and table.

For a complete list of the Expansion pack cards, click here.


What happens to the Personality Cards in the Expansion pack then?

If you are playing with the Expansion Pack and you have a group larger than 6 - please follow safe distancing guidelines ;)


The cards on hand for the respective Personalities are below:


  • Air Stewardess – Start with 200K in bank and 6 cards on hand

  • Insurance agent – Start with 300K in bank and 5 cards on hand

  • Hawker – Start with “Bubble Tea” card and 5 cards on hand

Please also remove the "Lose Elections" and "Fake IC" action card from the Expansion Pack (Thanks to one of our customers, Jimmy, for this good spot! :) )

Who created The Singaporean Dream: The New Normal?
The Singaporean Dream: The New Normal is created by SYNT Studio, founded by local game designer, Theresa, who successfully launched The Singaporean Dream on Kickstarter in 2018. The Singaporean Dream was then licensed to local media company, SGAG, from Sep 2018 to Sep 2020.


You can check out the game’s humble beginnings here!


About Gameplay


What happens if I have no cards left in my hand? 

If you still have Dreams and Cash cards, continue to draw 2 Action Cards on your turn and continue playing your Actions. If you have no cards on hand, no Dreams, and no Cash cards (jialat la), you may draw 5 Action cards from the Action Pile.

What if someone is caught holding more than 8 cards in his/her hand? 

The player has to discard the excess cards into the Discard Pile (not considered an action), and lose a turn.

If target player has to pay me Cash, does this go into my hand or bank (on table)?

All stolen/gained Cash from other players goes into the bank and not the hand.


Can you stop someone from buying Dreams using the “Stop” cards?

Yes, you can use cards like "Gahmen Say Cannot" or "Circuit Breaker" to stop a player from buying Dreams.

If I steal a Dream from another player, can I choose which Dream to steal?

Yes - if the action permits you to "steal" a Dream, you can choose which Dream to steal. However, if the player "loses" a Dream to you, then the player chooses which Dream to give to you.

If a player uses a card that affects all players (Eg: All players to pay 100K). Can I use the Sabo or Taichi card? If yes, what happens?

Yes! However, both the Sabo and Taichi of cards only applies the specifc action used on you/the group, hence:

  • Sabo: The player who used the action card on you/the group has to pay you 100K instead as you have reflected the specific action (paying 100K) back to the player who used the card.

  • Taichi: You can choose another player to pay the 100K on your behalf (hence they will have to pay 200K) because you have redirected that specific action onto another player.


For cards that state “For a turn” (Eg: Work From Home – Put target player on mute for a turn…), is this my turn or their next turn?
It will be until YOUR next turn, given you are the one who played the Action card.


For Dreams cards that go back to Dream pile, does this go to the top or bottom of the pile?

Bottom of the Pile.


How does the Safe Distancing Card work?

The moment the card is played, all players (including the one who played it) has to maintain a distance of 1 meter from each other. If 2 players are too close, BOTH players will lose a Dream. Of course, if you don’t have any dreams, you have nothing to lose ;)



If you have any other questions, please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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