Game Info

Stockpile
2 - 5 players
average 45 minutes
Easy
Published in
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Economic
Auction/Bidding Stock Holding

Stockpile is an economic board game that combines the traditional stockholding strategy of buy low, sell high with several additional mechanisms to create a fast-paced, engaging and interactive experience. In Stockpile, players act as stock market investors at the end of the 20th century hoping to strike it rich, and the investor with the most money at the end of the game is the winner. Stockpile centers on the idea that nobody knows everything about the stock market, but everyone does know something. In the game, this philosophy manifests in two ways: insider information and the stockpile. First, players are given insider information each round. This information dictates how a stock’s value will change at the end of the round. By privately learning if a stock is going to move up or down, each player has a chance to act ahead of the market by buying or selling at the right time. Second, players purchase their stocks by bidding on piles of cards called stockpiles. These stockpiles will contain a mixture of face-up and face-down cards placed by other players in the game. In this way, nobody will know all of the cards in the stockpiles. Not all cards are good either. Trading fees can poison the piles by making players pay more than they bid. By putting stocks and other cards up for auction, Stockpile catalyzes player interaction, especially when potential profits from insider information are on the line. Both of these mechanisms are combined with some stock market elements to make players consider multiple factors when selling a stock. Do you hold onto a stock in hopes of catching a lucrative stock split or do you sell now to avoid the potential company bankruptcy? Can you hold onto your stock until the end of the game to become the majority shareholder, or do you need the liquidity of cash now for future bidding? Do you risk it all by investing heavily into one company, or do you mitigate your risk by diversifying your portfolio? In the end, everyone knows something about the stock market, so it all comes down to strategy execution. Will you be able to navigate the movements of the stock market with certainty? Or will your investments go under from poor predictions?

Overall Statistics for Jersey's Board Gaming Group

Total Games Played: 3
Average Players Per Game 4

Win/Loss Statistics for Jersey's Board Gaming Group

Name Total Games Avg. per game % Won
Neill Stoddart 48 3 16.00
2
1
66 %
Glen Kehoe 25 2 12.50
1
1
50 %
Calvin Le Huray 16 2 8.00
0
2
0 %
Mark Young 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
Tom Le Claire 8 1 8.00
0
1
0 %
Christina Bechelet 4 1 4.00
0
1
0 %
Jo Le Huray (INACTIVE) 8 1 8.00
0
1
0 %

    Last 3 Played Games for Jersey's Board Gaming Group

    Date Played Result
    8/26/2017
    1st Glen Kehoe (112 game points scored)
    21
    2nd Neill Stoddart (84 game points scored)
    14
    3rd Tom Le Claire (69 game points scored)
    8
    4th Christina Bechelet (63 game points scored)
    4
    4th Mark Young (63 game points scored)
    4
    5/6/2017
    1st Neill Stoddart (145 game points scored)
    19
    2nd Calvin Le Huray (127 game points scored)
    11
    3rd Jo Le Huray (INACTIVE) (116 game points scored)
    8
    4th Glen Kehoe (87 game points scored)
    4
    4/27/2017
    1st Neill Stoddart (284 game points scored)
    15
    2nd Mark Young (161 game points scored)
    10
    3rd Calvin Le Huray (114 game points scored)
    5