The Game of 49

The Game of 49

Published: 2014
Category: Economic
Mechanics: Area Control / Area Influence, Auction/Bidding, Pattern Building, Pattern Recognition
Rating: 6.5

2 - 5
Players

45 - 45
Minutes

10+
Age

Description
Starting with $49 apiece, players in The Game of 49 bid to buy spaces on the 49-square (7-by-7) game board. Randomly drawn number cards are auctioned one at a time, with the highest bidder placing a chip on the matching board space. Wild/Payoff cards give players a choice of where to place their chip and also award cash to all players for their chips on the board: $7 per chip, with a maximum payoff of $49. The first player to claim four spaces in a row, in any direction, wins.