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Very Good (10/10) The game is very interesting, make it as soon as possible.
Good (8/10) Great idea but some modifications are required.
Fair (6/10) Interesting but a lot of things are missing.
Bad (4/10) Would need to completely redesign the idea in order to work.
Very Bad (2/10) It will never be interesting, abandon the idea.
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Status: CLOSED

  • I know which mechanics to use
  • Essentially a multiplayer game, as a board game since trash talk is necessary
  • Rules can fit on a page.
  • Closed because not a solitaire game.

Progress: Prototyped
Priority: Low
Number of players: 1 - 8 players
Expected Play time: 30 - 90 minutes, or infinite

Description

A simple stock ticker game using cards.

Objective

Make a simple stock ticker board game that could use a bit more strategy or influence than a completely random game.

Inspiration

Stock ticker board game and one idea from "third world debt" and Automobile.

Priority Evaluation

Theme vs Mechanics: I ahve a clear idea of the mechanics since it's based on stock ticker.
Video vs Board Game: Playable on both platform, but much more interesting as a board game for social interaction.
Single vs Multi player: Could be played single player, the challenge would consist in beating your high score.
Rating = 9/12

Mechanics

I thought of using a deck of card to indicate the change of value to each stock so that you could try to anticipate the movement of the stock according to what has been drawn. Another idea was that players collectively select which card get's played so that they could have some influence on the market. But the problem is that it makes the game too long. Or allow the layers to view a part of the cards that are going to get used, so that they have some information.

Problems that prevent development

The biggest problem is to make a card system that actually reflect correctly how a stock market should work. For example, it should be possible to have slow raise and fast drop in the price.

News, changes and updates

December 8th, 2013: I think I can make this game work if I make it very similar to stock ticker. The concept would be simple. Instead of rolling dice, each player has between 1-3 cards with some of the stock movement information. So players has part of the information like automobile.

All players buy and sell their stocks. When done, they all reveal their cards and adjust the market. If a commodity get's too much bubbles, the bubble bust and the share value is divided by half. You could optionally make players manipulate the cards (add-remove cards) in their hand. You could also start in debt where you need to pay interest at the end of each turn and allow players to borrow money through the game.

The concept is so simple that I don't see how it could fail. One of my friend is interested in playing a good stock market game. I might propose him this idea.

Prototype Pictures


Paper stocks (technology stock is missing)

Cards that makes the value change

Catan like roll system attempt

Development Log

DateTypeDescription
20-aug-16IdeaThis could be a different game idea, but after playing "Rolling Stock", I though that it could be possible to make a solitaire deck building game, maybe this game can be adapted for solitaire, or a new solitaire game could be made

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