I recently picked up a copy of Pit (1973) at my local Goodwill and was pleased to find that all 65 cards were accounted for (there actually seems to be an EXTRA oats card...?) along with the cool orange bell. Unfortunately, the rules for how to actually PLAY the game were absent...
Can anyone with the classic version scan/post the rules from their copy for me?
I have played this game all my life - from about four years old. I recently picked up a more modern set and was both startled and dismayed to find that the rules were wrong - as are the ones in this pdf.
Both sets fail to mention the essential rule that you may not pass both the bull and the bear together (this means either with or without cards of one of the other commodities). Without this rule I cannot see the game working at all. Otherwise, someone passes the bull and the bear and thereafter can refuse to trade with that person - instantly alerting everyone else to the situation so they, too, refuse to trade with that person. This can ruin the game entirely - it goes on and on because no-one can get a corner without trading with the person who has the bull and the bear, but no-one wants to be first and so get the two cards. Deadlock!
If you (or anyone) has been playing without this rule, I recommend strongly you add it to your play.