The "Corner the Market" Card Game. 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! Beware of the Bear and take your chances with the Bull. PIT is great frenzied fun.
Molly (5 out of 5)
PIT is an awesome game to play with the family! Our entire family will play and have a riot shouting at each other! We've had our version for about 20 years and I was thrilled to find out they updated it in 1998 and PIT is "coming back." Now I can get my parents the new version and they can get rid of their taped up box. It really is an excellent games for all ages, sure to have a blast!
Dr. Matt J. Carlson (4 out of 5)
A blast for many players, but needs at least four or five to really get rolling. It is similar to the card game "spoons" in that there is frantic passing of cards while each player tries to collect a full set of cards. While in the game "spoons", players rarely say anthing, Pit can be a frantic shouting match as players try to find someone to trade with them.
The object is to collect a full hand of 9 cards of the same suit. You can trade with any player but must always trade in sets of cards of the same suit. Players announce how many cards they're trying to trade and then look around for someone willing to trade that many cards. To mix things up, there are two special cards, a bear and a
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Tim Steen (4 out of 5)
The classic trading game…best for kids. There is nothing like a game of Pit to get the juices flowing…it is a game full of shouting, laughing, tension and quick thinking.
There are a number of commodities on cards. Your goal is to “corner the market” and trade for all of a certain type of commodity. At the sound of the bell, all players begin trading simultaneously by yelling either “1”, “2” or “3” indicating the number of cards you want to trade. You MUST trade cards of the same type (ie, 2 wheat or 3 barley). The first person to collect all 9 of one type rings the bell and ends the round.
It’s simple and it is fun, as you scramble to formulate a plan, determining if you are collectin
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Yirmeyahu Avery (5 out of 5)
Doesn't nearly everyone own this game? It says 3-10 players, but really, the minimum you should play it with is 5 players. Less than that makes it a bit dry and too easy to figure out who has your cards.
This game is quick, manic, and a blast. You do need people willing to speak up and people who can play quickly and get involved. If you have people who sort of sit back, quiet and reserved, they won't trade you the cards you need, and you won't give them the cards they need because they sit there for too long just fiddling with their cards. This game requires active participants, but if you have active participants, this game is one of the best ever made!