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Top Cards - Pit

4.4 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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  • Players 2 to 8
  • Manufacturer's recommended age 6 years +
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Item Weight181 g
Product Dimensions15.8 x 13 x 3.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:6 years and up
Item model number000406
  
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ASINB000246JJ0
Best Sellers Rank 21,480 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2004
  
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Shout your deal and trade your cards to 'corner' the market. Be the first to get all the cards of one commodity, slap the 'Corner!' board and you'll win the hand. You'll feel like a trader in the 'pits' of the Exchange. But, beware of the Bear card and take your chances with the Bull. Pit is a great frenzied fun game. Game contains 74 cards and a 'Corner' board. Suitable for 3 or more players aged 8 to adult.


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I has to be said that this game is at its best played on Boxing Day by 6 or more adult players who have all been getting a little 'relaxed' and also you really need a big table that doesn't put anyone out on a limb. And in that context it is fabulous.
There are two key features that I find make it a unique experience. First is its lack of a dice or other 'introduced' randomising element - the initial cards dealt do obviously randomise things but there is not generally such a thing as a good hand or a bad hand - it just relies on how the players choose to act to randomise things. Second is the lack of turns. The each round just kicks of and turns into an increasing melee until someone gets a set.
One thing that is also interesting is that you might think there are no good or bad strategies to this game, other than the blindingly obvious. Yet in spite of this I have found that the same people tend to keep winning while others (me) don't do so well. Luckily this is not extreme and any one game could go to anybody but I was surprised that there appear to be good players and bad players. Be that as it may it is still a cracking game.
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What a game!! It's an absolute riot!! Be the first to 'corner' the market by choosing which card you're going to collect and then trying to get all 8 before anyone else collects theirs. Very fast and excellent fun - would be especially good for rainy camping days!
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Pit will soon get everyone shouting and laughing. My family have played it for years and visitors often ask for a repeat game when they next visit. If you like a fun family game and don't mind letting your hair down this is for you.

Pit is based on the stock market of olden days. The bull and bear are in there amongst the comodities (of which their are 6)of wheat (100 points), barley(80 points), oats (60 points), corn (50 points) etc. To win (or corner the market) you have to collect all 8 cards of one commodity. Only you don,t want the bear left in your hand as you lose points and the bull is ok if you finish with a full commodity and the bull (double the score) or the bull and 7 cards (win the normal score for that commodity otherwise once again you lose points. All dealing is done with the cards face down so you may end up furiously trying not to recieve the same cards from someone trying to give them back to you.

Anyway I am making this game sound long winded, it is not it is fun and a real belly laugh. You will not be disappointed.
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By A Customer on 19 Dec. 2005
I first encountered this game in America whilst on holiday with friends. I then found it on Amazon when I came back to Blighty and took it to our annual family get together. This game is a sure fire way of bringing together both young and old.
The only reason we finished playing (at 3.15 in the morning!) was just in case we woke our grandparents upstairs. It's fast, it's loud and best of all, it's fun.
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It's a card trading game where there are no turns and everyone yells out the number of cards they want to swap all at the same time - the aim being to get all nine cards you hold to be the same - very simple idea and enormous fun. It will work with 3-8 players but it's best with five or more in my view.

I played an ancient version of Pit with my family when I was a child and it was one of the best games I ever played (generally at Christmas when there was a big family get together). We have only recently managed to get a set to play with my family now I am a grown up adult. Both my children love it as does my wife, and my mother in law!

Anyway - this Christmas we had four Chinese students spending Christmas Day with us. Their English was pretty good but not for games requiring complex English language. So I decided to give Pit a try. A huge hit with them - they were soooo competitive with their ONE ONE ONE; THREE THREE shouts!

As long as you can count to four and hold nine cards in your hand it is a fantastic party game for all.
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I played this game at a party a few years ago, it was a riot and have looked out for it since, bigging it up to friends. With New Year approaching i decided to track it down and play on New Years eve with them. I know that they thought it was going to be an anticlimax but it was just hilarious. Especially after a couple of glasses of your favourite tipple, it gets even the shyest on their feet. The children joined in too and the whole evening was well praised on facebook over the next few days - get it!! You'll never regret it,(maybe at 5am when the chant of 'just one more game' is still in the air).
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I used to play this game at a friend's house as a child, and decided to buy it for my family. It is just as much fun as I remember. My children are 6 and 9, and both quickly got the hang of it, but it's great fun for adults too. The concept is very simple - trading commodities as fast as you can until you've collected a full set; the first to do so wins the round. The game consists of many quick, fast-paced rounds, rather than one long continuous game, and the first to reach an agreed total is the overall winner. You can make the game slightly more complex by using Bull and Bear market cards which are included, but that option's probably better for older children or adults. The only slight niggle is that the cardboard pack the cards come in is not very strong and has no inner liner. It would be better if the cards came in a shaped plastic insert that fitted inside the cardboard outer, which would help to keep the pack in shape and the cards in good condition. Overall though, a great game, I highly recommend it.
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