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Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
3 − 10
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5, 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Unplayable in another language
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Primary Name
Snake Oil
Alternate Names
Snake Oil: Das Wundermittel gegen Schlangeweile
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In the Old West, the wily snake oil salesman had a special talent, getting the most skeptical customers to buy the most dubious products. Now it's your turn! Invent your own zany two-word products – Rumor Mirror! Burp Balloon! – and sell them to all types of wacky customers. If the round's customer buys your product, you win!

To set up Snake Oil, each player takes six purple word cards. The customer for the round draws a customer card and announces it. Inventors quickly combine two purple word cards from their hand to form a crazy new product to sell to that customer. When ready, each inventor quickly pitches his or her product directly to the customer. The customer can end any pitch that goes longer than thirty seconds. The customer decides which product to buy and gives the inventor of that product the round's customer card as the prize. Inventors discard all used word cards and take two new word cards each. The player to the left of the customer becomes the next round's customer. Play repeats until each player has been the customer once.

Whoever collects the most customer cards wins.

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Components:

2010 Edition

  • 72 red customer cards
  • 285 purple word cards

2012 Edition

  • 36 double-sided customer cards (72 Customers)
  • 324 purple word cards

2014 Edition

  • 28 double-sided customer cards (56 Customers)
  • 336 purple word cards

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Snake Oil
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Artist: John Kovalic
Year: 2014
Size: 10.79 x 7.44 x 2.68 inches
1.50 pounds
Dutch, English, French, German, Italianmore»
Release Date: Oct 1, 2014
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English third edition
Publisher: Out of the Box Publishing
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 1869
Size: 10.40 x 8.70 x 2.50 inches
1.54 pounds
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Publisher: Out of the Box Publishing
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Year: 2012
Product Code: 1869
Size: 10.40 x 8.70 x 2.50 inches
1.80 pounds
English
Release Date: Dec 1, 2012
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English first edition
Publisher: Snake Oil, LLC
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Year: 2010
Size: 4.00 x 4.00 x 3.90 inches
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1136
Party Game Rank: 52
Num Ratings: 807
Average Rating: 6.91
Standard Deviation: 1.44
Num Views: 49018
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.2
Fans: 29
Personal Comments: 213
Users Owning: 1484
Users Wanting: 82
Users Trading: 24 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2091
Plays This Month: 24
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