Spec by Block Inland (1987)
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Spec - The Property Game
Publisher: Block Inland, 1987
|Board Game||Business||2 to 6||10+ Years||2 Dice||Yes|
Published in 1987 when the average house price in the UK was 45k, Spec is a game of property investment and speculation. Players buy and sell houses. They can add to the market value of their houses by improving them (there are 25 improvements from adding a swimming pool to installing solar energy panels). But each property purchase comes with hidden risks - players must take pros and cons cards which increase or decrease a property's value (e.g.being close to a school adds 12k to a property).
Players may get mortgages up to 50% of market value but must pay interest at 10% and also have to pay rates and utility bills. The winner is the first player to reach a pre-determined net asset value.
It is a well produced game with many components, including property value counters, and hundreds of cards.
The Condition of the Game For Sale
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The game is complete - everything listed in the contents is in the box
Includes the 24 seven-digit property value counters.
The contents are in good condition
Minor discolouration to the plastic tray. In accordance with the tip printed in the rules (see Guide), the original owner taped the last three digits of the property counters. We have left these in place but they can be easily removed.
The box is in good condition
Structurally sound. Paper peeling from the board on one corner. Scuff marks to edges. Original price label affixed.
The Mailing Costs for Spec
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Delivery Within Mainland UK is £4.47
Service: Royal Mail Signed-For 2nd Class
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Buyers Guide To Spec
Spec is a rare game to find, especially complete. The 7-digit property value counters are fiddly to use - so much so that an addendum was inserted into the rules recommending that the last three digits on each counter were taped to make operation easier!
Information about Block Inland
Publisher of the property investment game Spec.
Spec by Block Inland (1987)
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UK Mainland Customers Only
Delivery: Royal Mail Signed-For 2nd Class
Total including delivery = £34.47
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