Investor by Scamatra (1990)
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Investor - The Authentic Game About Real Companies
Publisher: Scamatra, 1990
|Board Game||Business||2 to 6||12+ Years||1 Die||Yes|
Rewind time to January 1989. The pound was worth 1.80 against the dollar, the UK base rate was 13% and BP acquired Rio Tinto in a huge business deal. This information is provided on the first fact card in Investor, a game that provides real financial data, including share price indices for major companies. Investor is set during the 52 weeks of 1989 and players have to make as money as they can from share dealing.
The facts and data now seem like distant history but this only adds appeal to the game, making it a time capsule for the financial life and times of 1989. For example, one of the companies in the game is Polly Peck, a UK textile company which expanded rapidly in the 1980s. By the time the game was published the company had collapsed with colossal debts and a scandal surrounding its chief executive Asil Nadir.
Surprisingly, the board is not used in the game. It is a dice and card game with a table look-up for the share price changes. It is unlikely to set a party alight but it should appeal to those interested in the stock market and those looking for vintage games about the 1980s. The game's strength is its realism and it was endorsed by the London Stock Exchange.
The Condition of the Game For Sale
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The game is complete - everything listed in the contents is in the box
Cards are sealed, money tokens are unpunched.
The contents are sealed and in mint condition
The board is slightly bowed, probably due to extensive storage and no use.
The box is in excellent condition
There are a few minor spots and scuffs on the box.
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Buyers Guide To Investor
This game was originally titled Strike It Rich and published by Lamplight Games in the mid-1980s. It covered the period 8th March 1985 through to 28th February 1986.
Information about Scamatra
A Swedish publisher.Titles include Investor, a stock market game, and Aldabra, a game concerning wildlife on the world's second largest coral atoll in the Seychelles.
Investor by Scamatra (1990)
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