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Even though it's been around since 1904, the old fella is still a party favorite! This commodity trading card game can be learned and played within ten minutes, and literally lets you voice your intentions by shouting at each other.
Winning Moves' Deluxe edition heralds the return of the ever popular bell, to signal the beginning and end of the lightning-fast trading rounds, and adds additional commodities that enable eight players to play (oooh, the wonderful chaos this creates).
Play of the game is simple enough. Each player is dealt nine cards, the starting bell is rung, and the players simultaneously shout out how many cards from their hand they wish to trade in an effort to "corner the market" in one commodity. You may only trade groups of matching commodities, and may only shout out the number of cards to be traded (i.e. 'Two, two!') As soon as you have collected all nine of a single commodity, you dive for the bell to signal the end of the round and score your points (from 55 to 100) for your commodity. Rounds are repeated until a player reaches 500 points. This fun free-for-all mechanism is accented by a Bear and a Bull card. The Bull card can be a wild card to help corner the market, or can be a penalty card, along with the Bear card. If you don't win the round, and have either of these cards, you lose 20 points. Yes, many a player has finished the game with a negative score!
A definite more-the-merrier game, with the added bonus of being able to nail someone by sticking them with a Bull or Bear card. And, your neighbors will wonder what all the shouting is about! Great fun.