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Year Published
1969
# of Players
3 − 9
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
16 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Playboss
Alternate Names
Big Boss
bigboss
Econy: Das Wirtschaftsspiel
Hallo Boss
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Playboss is an exciting board-game that simulates the many real-life business situations in which directors and managers make their decisions. Each player in this game is a businessman who has the opportunity of buying machines and raw materials, selling his products, paying taxes, raising loans or introducing rationalization schemes, and generally experiencing the ups and downs of everyday business life.

Before starting, players agree the duration of the game. The player with the greatest net assets at the end of the game is the winner.

The board comprises a circuit of 42 spaces of 5 different types: decision spaces on which the player can choose to buy raw material, purchase capital equipment, manufacture goods or sell goods, research & development spaces which allow investment for productivity improvement or risk reduction, risk spaces which require the drawing of a risk card, additional cost spaces, and depreciation spaces.

Each player has a factory card on which are placed machines, computers, raw materials and finished goods. At the start of the game, priced slots in the center of the board are filled with the goods: these slots are emptied and filled as goods are bought as raw material and sold as finished goods. The buying and selling price is determined by the next available filled or empty slots, though players can bid competitively for the purchase or sale.

The Economy Game uses the basic mechanism and many features.

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Econy: Das Wirtschaftsspiel
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Ravensburger edition 1998
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 1998
Size: 10.63 x 14.57 x 1.97 inches
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Ravensburger edition 1991
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 1991
Product Code: 01 509 2
Size: 16.93 x 11.81 x 2.05 inches
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Ravensburger edition 1977
Publisher: Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 1977
Product Code: 602 5 217 3
Size: 16.93 x 11.81 x 1.97 inches
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Klett School edition 1974
Publisher: IWA Rechenschieberfabrik
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Year: 1974
Product Code: 99060
Size: 14.49 x 8.98 x 1.50 inches
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IWA edition 1970
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Year: 1970
Product Code: 15 160
Size: 14.57 x 9.06 x 1.57 inches
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0 Playboss-Risk_Cards-English.pdf
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2004-06-16
3 Playboss-Rules-English.pdf
Playboss Rules - English translation (Acrobat 5)
2004-06-13
0 pboss_rg.pdf
Playboss rules in french in pdf format
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Board Game Rank: 6338
Num Ratings: 76
Average Rating: 6.14
Standard Deviation: 1.71
Num Views: 11580
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
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Personal Comments: 31
Users Owning: 287
Users Wanting: 3
Users Trading: 23 [find trade matches]
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