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Pit (1903)

Average Rating: 6.42/10
Board Game Rank: 1076
Party Game Rank: 88
Family Game Rank: 324
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Designer
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Publisher
Year Published
1903
# of Players
3 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6, 7, 8 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, more than 8 players
(60 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
30 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(14 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Pit
Alternate Names
Ben 10 Pit
Billionaire
Business
Cambio
Classic Pit
Deluxe Pit
Ding!
Gavitt's Stock Exchange
NO AGENDA: the Card Game
Quick 7
Trading Pitt
Zaster
Αγελαδοπάζαρο
ピット
핏 딜럭스
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Description Edit | History

The original game was invented by Harry E. Gavitt and published in 1903 by Gavitt Publishing and Printing. In that game players deal and trade cards to corner the railway stock market. Be the first to get all the cards of one railway line, call out “Topeka” and you’ll win the hand!

But Pit, the more famous version, adapted by noted psychic Edgar Cayce, was first published by Parker Brothers in 1904 and in many editions since. In this loud, real-time trading game, players are given the task of cornering the market in one type of commodity. There are as many suits as there are players, and all the cards are dealt out at the start of each round. When the trading begins, players offer sets of cards to each other in the hopes of completing a set for themselves. If you're successful, you ring the (optional)bell and yell out, "Corner on wheat!" (or whatever your commodity is). You then score points depending on which it was - some are more valuable than others. Two cards labeled Bull and Bear may be used to add wild/penalty cards to the gameplay.

Most editions support up to 8 players, but at least one allows up to 10.

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Contents and Commodities:

Except for the classic version, each deck consists of 74 cards with nine cards each of each different commodity, plus the Bull and Bear cards. The classic version only has seven commodities and 65 cards total. The types of specific commodities have varied over the various editions of the game. The differing values result in some lower-valued cards bringing fewer points if that market is cornered, but perhaps they are easier to get because more people are trying to collect higher-scoring cards.

The classic version had these cards with these 7 commodities and point values:
Wheat 100
Barley 85
Corn 75
Rye 70
Oats 60
Hay 50
Flax 40

The modern version contains these 8 commodities with these values:
Wheat 100
Barley 85
Coffee 80
Corn 75
Sugar 65
Oats 60
Soybeans55
Oranges 50

The 100th anniversary edition released in 2004 included a reproduction of the original edition as well as a brand new edition that featured 8 "modernized" commodities:
Cocoa 100
Platinum85
Gold 80
Cattle 75
Oil 65
Rice 60
Silver 55
Gas 50

Older and Deluxe versions include a shiny orange or silver desk bell.

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Winning Moves edition 2011
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Year: 2011
Product Code: WNM1019
Size: 3.80 x 5.80 x 0.90 inches
0.40 pounds
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In the Morning edition 2011
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Year: 2011
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Size: 6.50 x 5.00 x 2.50 inches
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Size: 4.90 x 6.40 x 2.80 inches
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0 Pit rules (Vietnamese)
Pit rules (Vietnamese) http://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
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2014-07-05
0 Pit 中文說明書
Repos Production edition's Pit. 中文說明書
Chinese
2013-12-29
3 Pit for Large Groups
Pit variant that allows large groups (even 50 players!). Adapted for American version of "Pit" from file from tallboy http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/33061/playing-pit-with-fifty-players-or-around-that-ma
English
2013-01-14
5 Reglas - Spanish
Reglas de la versions de Winning Moves en castellano, la version de Asmodee es diferente, ya que lleva un lobo y un toro, en vez de un perro y un granjero.
Spanish
2012-08-22
4 PIT - Regras em Português / Portuguese Rules
Tradução de Regras para Português. Para as versões da Winning Moves e da REPOS Versão 1.02 ---------------------------------------------- Portuguese Rules Translation For the Winning Moves & REPOS versions Version 1.02
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2011-05-06
3 Tuckbox for cards for Pit
A pdf of a tuckbox for the cards in the game Pit. Does not hold the Corner card, (or the bell for that matter) File 24635 used to generate template.
English
2009-07-21
6 Pit Eng repos production edition
Repos Production edition's Pit. Using online translator and a help of a french friend...
2009-01-19
7 Playing PIT with fifty players...or around that many!
This relates to a session report http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/316448
English
2008-06-08
24 Pit Rules
Pit Rules, using standard decks of playing cards.
English
2007-12-28
0 Pit_Francais.pdf
Regles du jeu (French rules)
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1076
Party Game Rank: 88
Family Game Rank: 324
Num Ratings: 5428
Average Rating: 6.42
Standard Deviation: 1.53
Num Views: 196111
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.2
Fans: 103
Personal Comments: 1863
Users Owning: 8320
Users Wanting: 62
Users Trading: 321 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 11
Want Parts In Trade: 20
Price History: View
Total Plays: 12391
Plays This Month: 96
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Year Published 2009
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