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- Players 2 to 8
- Manufacturer's recommended age 6 years +
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A real shame that the simplicity of the original game has been lost. What is wrong with having a card with just the word "Oats" written on it? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Foggy
Great game for adults and kids who are happy to be a bit rowdy.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I prefer the older photos on the cards: the wheat, water bucket... the new cards just look daft.Published 13 months ago by Tubaluvr
Great game for the family.
My kids didn't think they would enjoy this but now can't get enough. Read more
A game which is great fun, much hilarity and laughter. love itPublished 16 months ago by Wendy Stow
Great game. Loud and fun! Kids love it. And adults love it too....def recommend for mad fun adults and families!!Published 21 months ago by tasha