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Year Published
1969
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Family
Primary Name
Venture
Alternate Names
Die Bosse
Die Investoren
Die Investoren
Wirtschaftswunder
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Card game in which players purchase companies using sets that have various monetary denominations (the resource cards). Turning in a set with matching symbols is worth more than the face value of the cards, so set collecting becomes a key strategy. Purchased companies (the corporation cards) are placed in front of the player according to a matching letter system. The top company of each stack is vulnerable to proxy take-overs by other players, so they usually attempt to order their holdings such that the most valuable ones are covered by less valuable companies. Scoring occurs whenever a player draws a profit card from the deck. The game ends when the corporation deck is exhausted.

Originally published by 3M (3M Gamette Series), re-published by Avalon Hill in its "gamette line" (gamette no. 205) when they took over 3M's line. Schmidt published the German edition DIE BOSSE in 1991.

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Venture
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Gryphon Games Sackson Collection Edition
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
Artist: Rick Soued
Year: 2012
Product Code: GRY101398N
Size: 5.30 x 8.50 x 1.70 inches
0.80 pounds
English
Release Date: Oct 1, 2012
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FX Schmid German Fifth Edition (for Bayernfonds)
Publisher: F.X. Schmid
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Year: 1995
Size: 8.00 x 5.50 x 1.50 inches
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FX Schmid German Fourth Edition
Publisher: F.X. Schmid
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Year: 1991
Product Code: 70300.7
Size: 7.68 x 5.51 x 1.65 inches
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Venture
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Avalon Hill English edition 1983
Publisher: Avalon Hill
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Year: 1983
Size: 6.00 x 8.75 x 1.25 inches
0.56 pounds
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Venture
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3M English edition 1971
Publisher: 3M
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Year: 1971
Size: 11.50 x 8.40 x 1.05 inches
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1 Venture scoring calculator sheet
For those who can't multiply quickly in their heads, here is a table that shows conglomerate values
English
2013-12-07
4 Venture Scoring Sheet
Print and cut to make some scoring pads for Venture.
English
2013-02-24
9 Homemade Venture Card Set
Corporation deck part 3 of 3.
English
2010-03-13
17 Custom 'artwork' cards
My take on Venture cards - with a kinda sorta cyberpunkey feel.
2008-09-09
21 Venture_Rules.pdf
PDF of original rules
2006-08-03
12 Venture player aid overview.pdf
Rules Overview / Player Aid, two pages (pdf), V.1
2006-05-12
12 venture_rules_v2.pdf
Official Rules, v2, same document revised/corrected, with endgame scoring here no different than Profit Card Scoring, as stated in my AH copy of the rules. (Copyrighted file approved based on being a revision of an existing file.)
2006-05-04
8 Venture Components.txt
Avalon Hill Venture Inventory List
2005-06-09
12 venture-manifest.txt
A manifest of all the cards in Venture
2005-05-14
0 bosse_rg.pdf
Traduction française par François Haffner
2001-10-16
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Board Game Rank: 2008
Strategy Game Rank: 845
Num Ratings: 545
Average Rating: 6.51
Standard Deviation: 1.25
Num Views: 53777
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 13
Personal Comments: 288
Users Owning: 1412
Users Wanting: 44
Users Trading: 101 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 5
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Total Plays: 730
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