For Sale – Game Review

It seems as though real estate has always been a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme. Well even if it isn’t, the market is quite appealing. Almost anyone can buy property and flip it for profit these days. For years, families have been imitating this by means of board games, but does “For Sale” do enough to earn your investment?


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Setup & Gameplay
The game of “For Sale” could not be simpler, following instructions depending on player count, shuffle the property cards and place them on the table, flipping over a card per player. Players take turns bidding for the property cards available with money provided at the start of the game.

The properties are ranked from one through to thirty, the larger the number the greater the size and value of the property. Beginning with the player who lives in the largest house, players will choose how much money they would like to pay to buy the nicest house available on the market. Continuing clock-wise, players must either increase the bid or pass. If a player increases the bid, play continues to the next player. However if a player passes, they take the lowest property available.

If they had previously made a bid during that round they take half of their bid back (rounded down) and the rest goes to the bank (or box if your bank doesn’t accept cardboard cash). Once everyone has passed but one player, they pay all the money that they bid to the bank and take the property. This process continues until all the property cards have been bought, players keep any money they have left over.

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The next phase of the game is the auctioning of the properties. Just as in real life, people sell their houses straight after they purchase them for profit (or they give them away for free). Similar to the first phase, the cheque cards are shuffled and are flipped from the top until there are as many face up cards as there are players.

Now is the time for players to put their house up for auction, some people may take your doghouse for $15,000 and others may sneak away with your camper-van without putting out any cash (Bargain!). On a turn everyone simultaneously selects a property from their hand and places it face down, whom ever has the highest valued house takes the largest cheque and so on until all cheques are taken. This process repeats until all the cards are gone.

The player with the most money wins, this is tallied from the cash remaining from the beginning of the game and the money accumulated in cheques (ties going to the player with the most remaining coins).


Game Build Quality
For a small game, the box is a little on the large size but is made really well: sturdy box, great insert but the art on the cards is what really steals the show. Great job!

Gameapalooza House Rules
None, it works perfectly just the way it is.
3-6 Players
Ages: 8+
Setup Time: 2 minutes Play Time: 15-30 minutes

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Overall
“For Sale!” is an instant classic. It’s quick, simple and incredibly fun. The two phases act as games on their own but the fantastic part is that they directly affect each other and it’s great to watch that play out. If you have friends or family that won’t get out of the “Monopoly” addiction or just want to show them a great game, pop this out, they (and you) will not be disappointed. If you see this during your travels give it a purchase.

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