Panic on Wall Street Party Game Video review


panic on wall street boxIn Panic on Wall Street players are divided into Managers and Investors. Managers offer for sale shares of societies they are in charge of for as much as possible. Investors attempt to acquire them for as little as possible in order to get the best return possible. After two minutes of negotiation, a roll of the dice brings (sometimes drastic) changes to the economy, with major consequences for the balance sheet of each player. After five rounds of play (5 months), the manager and the investor who have accumulated the most money are each declared victors, the undisputed Masters of Commerce.

Components (Panic on Wall Street! edition)
• 1 “Market” board (for tracking the fluctuation of the share values);
• 4 Indicator tokens (1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red);
• 4 Dice (1 of each color: blue, yellow, green and red);
• 60 Bank investment tokens (6 sets of 10 tokens for the investors);
• 39 Erasable company tiles (11 blue, 11 yellow, 11 green, and 6 red);
• 7 Erasable “2x income”company tiles (2 blue, 2 yellow, 2 green, and 1 red);
• roughly 200 bills (with values of $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000 and $100,000);
• 1 Timer (wooden);
• 5 Erasable markers;
• 1 Rules booklet

Differences between Panic on Wall Street! (POWS) and Masters of Commerce (MOC)
– Theme: In MOC players are landlords and merchants negotiating rent on properties. In POWS, players are managers and investors negotiating the purchase price of shares in companies in the volatile 1920s stock market.
– Artwork and components: In POWS, the art on the box and components has been completely changed to reflect the theme; the sand timer is wooden rather than plastic; the bank investment tokens (merchant tokens) are cardboard rather than plastic; and the erasable markers come with a built in eraser in the lid.
– In POWS, bankruptcy has been simplified. There are no liens as in MOC; rather, when an investor fails to pay a manager, that manager has the option of immediately eliminating the investor from the game. However, it is encouraged (and in the interest of both sides) to reach an informal agreement that will keep the investor in the game.
– the “exclusive” variant found in MOC has been removed from the rules of POWS.
– the “closed” rule is integrated as a standard rule in POWS rather than as a variant as in MOC.




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