Advertisement
Active Sellers
FUN.com
Puzzle Master
Calendars
Things From Another World
The Stock Market
The Stock Market
by (Web published), Piecepack Games, Levi & Gade (1936)
Player Count
2 to 8
Categories
  • Abstract Strategy
  • Economic
  • Pirates
  • Designers
  • Andy Van Zandt
  • R. H. Rice, Jr.
  • Mechanisms
  • Action Point Allowance System
  • Stock Holding
  • Modular Board
  • Dice Rolling
  • Artists
  • Andy Van Zandt
  • Family
  • Piecepack Games
  • Rating: 0/10 from 0 users

    Description

    This is a dice-driven stock speculation game with an unusual scoring mechanism. There are three decks of cards: red Bear cards, blue Bull cards and white Speculation cards. All three piles are placed face down on the board, along with a pile of stock certificates, each bearing the name of a different major company and a $1,000 face value. Each player puts $100 to start in the Broker space.

    On their turn, players roll 2D6. On a 3-6, they draw a Bear card. On a 7-11, they draw a Bull card. Either variety may offer an opportunity to take a Speculation card. On a 2 or 12, they collect all cash and stock in the Broker space, and each player then pays another $100 into the space.

    While some cards call for cash or stock to be paid to or from the Broker or other players, most provide a market up or down number. This does not affect the value of any stock, however. Each player has a scorecard with a metal clip that starts at zero and can move from -20 to +20. Each time the player's market hits +13 on the way up and +20, he draws a free stock certificate. He loses the same at -13 and -20. The winner of the game is the first to accumulate $7,500 in cash and stock value.

    This Depression-era game has a clear upward bias: players draw Bear cards only 39% of the time, with the remaining rolls being positive; and 60% of the Speculation cards are positive. As the slogan on the game's rules puts it: "Big Winners, Big Losses, but Losses are Quickly Regained".

    —user summary

    Game Discussions

    Add Comment

    You need to be logged in to comment.

    Comments (0)

    No comments yet. Be the first!

    Marketplace

    No listings at the moment.


    Do you own this game?
    Best Sellers
    Board Games






    Latest Searches: Deluxe Spin the Bottle Board Game | Journey to the north pole | Career board game | combat commander pacific | Kids catch phrase | letters | monopoly stock exchange | Monopoly minecraft | wedding anniversary games | legal | the kings guild | light brite |  | Dice | crazy bee | figures | Píctionary | chess me | pie in the face game | Level 7 Omega Protocol | Sorry card revenge electronic | monopoly world edition | Activity | Black butler monopoly | keva b uilding blocks | Force fx green | furniture | dystopian | monopoly electronic banking | Meet the Presidents by Selchow
    Sitemap: All Categories | All Publishers | All Designers | All Mechanisms | All Artists | All Family
    © 2018-2019 BoardGames.com | Your source for everything to do with Board Games
    All Rights Reserved
    Privacy Policy | Contact Us