20 Oct The Takeover Game
Perfect for the annual Christmas Day board game battle for adults (and children 12+) is The Takeover Game. With this game, you will get to experience the crazy and frantic world of international finance – the aim – ‘Get rich, eliminate other players and become the master of the financial universe.’
This is a Premium Limited-Edition Board Game which is perfect for your Christmas dinner party, or in fact, anytime of the year! This is a competitive game with a strategic element and there is no other board game like this in the market. You and your fellow players will be negotiating, probably getting rather vocal, and trying to eliminate each other to become the richest and win the game.
What is The Takeover Game actually about? Well, the objective is to earn the most money, take out your rivals and be the last trader (very rich one at that) standing. Earning money is easy but holding on to your assets can be risky. You purchase three or four identical Investment Cards and sell them to the Stock Exchange for a huge commission. However, accumulating too much debt, market movements and trading between other players can quickly turn a predator into prey!
The Telegraph says –
“Experience a modicum of the high finance world with a game that is so far removed from anything previous, you know, property based – This is entirely more cut-throat. The aim is to get rich, richer than all other players, eliminate them, have no shame, try to remember post-play to leave your new found inner Gordon Gekko at the table. So it’s all about buying assets and selling them on at profits, that is the simple part, they’ve built various elements into this play making it risky to hold onto assets for too long – Liquidate, speculate, keep your nerve and bag the biggest riches.”
Personally, I think this game is great. We recently had a few friends over for drinks, one of them being an accountant. I couldn’t have thought of a better time to try out The Takeover Game – and oh my goodness, as we say in Ireland, ‘it was the height of craic’! I always think I play fair, but this game has taught me that I hate to lose. I took no prisoners and won the game – go me! We had such a laugh playing this into the ‘wee hours’, it was fun, addictive and competitive, everything I think board games should be. I would highly recommend this game for many.