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Market Meltdown Board Game


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  • Take on the role of traders betting hundreds of millions
  • You don’t need financial wizardry or betting knowhow to win Market Meltdown
  • 2-4 players
  • 40 minutes playing time
  • Ages 12+
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Technical Details
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions43.2 x 33 x 8.2 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 years and up
Item model numberCLA1092
Number of Game Players2-4
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB008RYDG02
Best Sellers Rank 66,667 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.1 Kg
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Date First Available22 Oct 2012
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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Market Meltdown is a brand new board game where, instead of merely watching a financial crisis unfold, you could make billions of pounds from it! A game only for those with nerves of steel – are you slick and cool enough to resist the widespread panic and make a fortune? You make money by gambling on the stock market, represented by the roulette wheel. When you’re at risk of bankruptcy, or merely after more money to burn, you can quickly borrow up to a billion pounds by “going rogue”. Be careful with this strategy, for soon you may have to pay this loan back with a high interest rate. So try to make a quick return with the borrowed money and be sure not to lose it or you risk going out of the game!

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Market Meltdown is a brand new board game where, instead of merely watching a financial crisis unfold, you could make billions of pounds from it! A game only for those with nerves of steel - are you slick and cool enough to resist the widespread panic and make a fortune? Players take on the role of traders betting hundreds of millions on behalf of the bank. Just like with investing in the real stock market, you can win and lose big. Every trading day, the momentum of the meltdown gathers pace and depletes your funds at an increasing rate. Consequently, as the game progresses, you're forced into bigger and more desperate stock market gambles in order to stay in the play. The last player to remain afloat is the winner! Part familiar board game format, part roulette with a twist, you don't need financial wizardry or betting knowhow to win Market Meltdown - just a smattering of skill, a cool head and a little luck as you move your piece (a private jet, naturally) around the board. You make money by gambling on the stock market, represented by the roulette wheel. When you're at risk of bankruptcy, or merely after more money to burn, you can quickly borrow up to a billion pounds by "going rogue". Be careful with this strategy, for soon you may have to pay this loan back with a high interest rate. So try to make a quick return with the borrowed money and be sure not to lose it or you risk going out of the game! There are other factors to add to the fun, such as luck cards, market data, banker's bonuses and more. Will you be quids in and luck out? Blow away your competitors or blow out yourself? Because players rely on a combination of luck and strategy to play Market Meltdown, this fast-paced game for two to four players is fun for all the family (aged 12+) since anyone can win! It's also easy to pick up, although hard to put down. The momentum of the meltdown also gathers such speed that games never take longer than 40 minutes.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Maloney on 19 Feb 2013
I bought the game for my family after reading a rave review in The Telegraph before Christmas but didn't get round to opening it until my father's birthday earlier this month. The game is superb! I played with three generations of my family and everyone enjoyed it and managed to get at least one victory under their belts after 3 hours of playing. The best thing about the game is the pace. Each game lasts between 30-45mins and as soon as you start the game you immediately feel as if the game is drawing to a close, in contrast to games of Monopoly we've had in the past which sometimes feel like they will never end.

The roulette element of the game is clever. As the trading days increase and you are forced to make riskier and riskier bets to stay in the game - the chance to be the Rogue UBS banker for the afternoon!! What I really like is that you are not "out" of the game until you cannot officially pay back the depositors/loan - so it is possible for a player to go completely broke but scrape together enough money to stay in the game and re-build the millions (or billions!) needed to make it to the next trading day. Recovering from bankruptcy became my specialty!

I originally bought the game more because of the story of the young board game entrepreneurs in the Telegraph but I was very pleasantly surprised with the game's quality. If you are looking for a game which you can play with any member of the family which won't leave you comatose at the kitchen table all day then this is a good bet.
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By MrsJim on 27 Jun 2014
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Hilarious!
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By PTS on 11 Mar 2013
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We received good feedback from family who had purchased the game so we purchased one ourselves. Very good but it takes time to understand and master it.
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By Sally on 24 Feb 2013
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It's really just like playing poker, but more expensive initial outlay. My family love playing board games but didn't take to this one. Shame.
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By Peter on 11 Jan 2013
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Not competative enough lacking in sophistication.
Poor quality materials especially the roulette wheel which wasn,t satisfactory.
Ball bearing too small
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By BenBenBen on 11 Jan 2013
The makers of Market Meltdown have completely distilled the experience of trading on the stock market in this game. It's one of the funnest I've ever played! My flatmates and I are so addicted to it. The mechanic of the game is simple and elegant, but the emotions the game inspires are intense and complex! You genuinely get the exciting and edgy feeling of being a trader gambling away billions of pounds. You're gambling with other people's money, and as you play, you have to take bigger and more desperate risks to stay in the game. The stock market is a roulette wheel, and you can pick up market data which are represented by "stoppers" - an ingenious idea - that you put into the roulette wheel to increase your chances of making money. You can also go rogue and borrow a billion pounds if you need more money to throw around!! The excitement builds and builds to fever pitch, and the tables turn so fast. You can be up one minute, and bankrupt the next. You have to constantly change your strategy depending on a number of things: how your opponents are doing, how much data you have, how acute the bank run is, how much money you have, how in debt you are - and how luck you're feeling! You could have the best strategy and lose it all on the spin of the wheel.

All I can say is BUY THIS GAME!!!!
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By Derek Marshall on 4 Jan 2013
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good game once you get the hang of it - perhaps late on Christmas day wasn't the best time to try!
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