Sunday, March 11, 2012

#90: For Sale (Mark's 100 - 2012)

For Sale

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 90th
  • 2010: 62nd
  • 2005: 94th
  • appeared on all three lists


  • rank: 178
  • rating: 7.20

Print Status

  • in print, albeit in a 3-6 player edition that I don't like as much as the original

Why It's On The List

  • Possibly one of the best filler auction games ever created - though I wear out on it occasionally. Players bid for the first choice of a set of houses... then, when all 20 of those are sold, those houses are sold to buyers in a blind auction.

Tips & Tricks:

    • While I'm glad that the newer version of For Sale exists (so more folks can play it), I don't like the redistributed card deck so that it will work with six players And, no, sadly, it's not backward compatible.
    • Don't forget that the chips you save from the opening rounds of bidding are added to your final score!


    1 comment:

    huzonfirst said...

    Here's another one who prefers the original card distribution. And I think the original poker-bidding auctions are much fairer than the new mechanics, although if the players bid aggressively, it might not make a huge difference. But in any form, this remains one of my all-time favorite super-short fillers.