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Posted: 10 weeks ago.
This is a classic poker-style bidding war that's as much about reading your opponents as placing the right bid. Each turn you must decide the value of the Luxury item to both you and your opponents, remembering that you only have a limited amount of money to spend. Get it right and you can bid just enough to win Luxury cards. Get it wrong, trying to push opponents to pay more, and you'll pay over the odds or maybe even become the least wealthy player and lose the game.
Prestige cards add a twist by multiplying the value of the Luxury cards in your hand and Disgrace cards do the reverse. You need to be extra careful to get (or not get) these cards. Then there's judging when the game is going to end, and not being left with too much (or too little) cash. Things end when the fourth green backed card is turned over, so there is a sense of increasing jeopardy with each passing round.
This is a classic push-your-luck game where winning and losing are possible right up to the end. Sometimes you bid on an item to win it and other times you bid to drive up the price for someone else. However, if push up the price too far, you may end up spending your limited resources on something that you didn’t really want and squander your chances of winning completely.
- The player with least money at the end of the game cannot win. It is essential that everyone understands this rule before playing.
- Each of the three disgrace cards affects your total in different ways, so make sure that you read and understand them before playing.
Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and half an hour to complete.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to manage their money well, be able to bid in a restrained way and be resilient enough to cope with being forced to take a card by the actions of others.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
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