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Take Stock (2006)

Average Rating: 5.93/10
Board Game Rank: 3837
Strategy Game Rank: 1166
Family Game Rank: 938
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2006
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2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Trying to invest in the future? Read the stock reports, follow the trends, talk to valued advisors. Or chuck the whole thing and play Take Stock !

You are the power players. You can choose to make the prices rise as you purchase stocks in strong companies, or you can choose to crush the dreams of your opponents by freezing their accounts or crashing the market.

Remember, the one with the most at the end wins!


Each player collects stock certificates in five stocks, (Crispyflake Corn Cereal Co., Glittering Gems Ltd., Zeta-Chip Technology Ltd., Arctic Oil Drilling Co., and Movie Madness Distributors), that they hope will have a high price when the market closes. The goal of the game is to accumulate the highest score after four rounds of play.

Contents:

  • 100 Cards
  • 30 Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook

There are 60 "share" cards (numbered 1-12 for each stock) representing a stock value if placed in the market, or representing a certificate of 1, 2 or 3 shares if placed in front of the player. There are 40 "market event" cards which affect the stock market in various ways: 3 stock splits, 1 stock crash and 1 insider trading for each stock; 4 stock audits; 3 stock freezes; 2 no market changes; 1 market upturn; 1 market downturn; 1 stock option gained; 1 stock option lost; 1 market crash; and 1 market closed. There are 30 tokens representing stock options allocated to the players at the beginning of the game.

The stock starter cards (the 1's) are placed in a column in the middle of the table to represent the stock market. The value of each stock is represented by the highest number in each row. During each round, players may choose to increase the value of a particular stock by playing a card from their hand onto the corresponding row on the table.

Players may also choose to place cards from their hand onto the table in front of them, to represent shares acquired for a particular stock.

Market events may also be played to affect the market prices.

At the end of each round, options may be exercised to buy up extra shares, after the market has closed. Each player's score is calculated by multiplying the closing price of each stock with the number of shares held for that stock.

The winner is the player with the highest score at the end of four rounds.

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Z-Man First Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Oliver Castañeda
Year: 2006
Product Code: ZMG 4032
Size: 6.50 x 5.00 x 1.50 inches
0.74 pounds
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1 Instrucciones Take Stock en español
traducción al español de la reglas de Take Stock. PDF en color.
English
2010-04-07
2 Quick Start - Take Stock
A summary of the rules to refresh your memory and get you and your gaming group up and playing faster
English
2010-04-02
2 TAKE STOCK scoresheet - utilitarian
This scoresheet has nothing fancy - it just works. We play the game regularly and have used it for the past two years. It has boxes to carry forward the previous totals [as you go]. Enjoy.
English
2010-03-28
2 Teaching aid for Take Stock - in Hebrew
גרסה מעודכנת, כולל תיקוני חוקים משמעותיים
Hebrew
2009-04-26
2 Take Stock Score Sheet (.doc)
A homemade score sheet for Take Stock for printing and filling in during play in MS Word format. To use, simply input the closing value of each stock on the left and multiple it by the amount of player shares to get your totals for each round.
2008-12-31
5 Take Stock - Official Solo Variant 1.0
This is the official Take Stock Solo Variant from designer Simon Hunt (from the BGG forums).
2008-10-04
2 Take Stock - Q&A - Version 1.0
This is a compilation of questions and answers by the designer of the game, Simon Hunt, from the BGG forums.
2008-10-04
8 TakeStock_ScoreTable_v2.xls
Scoring table in excel to help calculate scoring. Print it to do by hand, or use it on a computer. Version 2
2006-08-16
8 Take Stock Rules Booklet
Take Stock Rulebook (PDF, 1MB). From the publisher's website, with permission.
2006-05-22
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Board Game Rank: 3837
Strategy Game Rank: 1166
Family Game Rank: 938
Num Ratings: 482
Average Rating: 5.93
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 50377
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Personal Comments: 257
Users Owning: 820
Users Wanting: 14
Users Trading: 114 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 944
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