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Year Published
2009
# of Players
3 − 5
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Best with 5 players
Recommended with 4, 5 players
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Playing Time
60 minutes
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12 and up
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Tulipmania 1637
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The tulip, a flower native to central Asia, created quite a ruckus upon reaching the shores of Europe in the mid-1500s. When a virus attacks a tulip, the resulting colour patterns can be stunning, but the same virus weakens the tulip and makes reproduction a challenge. These rare tulips have always been quite expensive, even to this day. Many associate Tulipmania with these rare, high-priced tulips, but scholars report that this first bubble market, where buyers pay far more than something is physically worth because of the resale value, actually stemmed from the common tulip market over December 1636 and January 1637.

The Dutch, well-known for their trading prowess, were the centre of the tulip trade. During this time, the bubonic plague was killing off 1 out of every 7 people per year, so the common man saw little reason not to invest foolishly with a chance of making a substantial profit. These conditions created a situation where the prices of tulips skyrocketed by the day, until the prices hit a point that could not be sustained. The wily investors knew when to sell off, so those who profited most are those who sold just as the market started to turn sour.

You are playing one of those wily investors. You have a network of buyers and colleagues, all of whom are also trying to become wealthy. Your goal is to make smart investments, artificially raise prices, fleece your network at the best time, and then make your escape from Tulipmania with the most money.

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Microbadges

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Reviewed in "Counter - Boardgames Reviewed & Discussed" by Stuart Dagger, Issue 46, September 2009, pp. 56-58.

Contents:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Rules Booklet
  • 55 wooden tulips (11 each in 5 colors)
  • 67 playing cards (56 mm x 87 mm)
    • 40 buyer cards (8 each in 5 player colors)
    • 25 action cards (5 each of Pass, Purchase, Purchase by Proxy, Speculate, Speculate by Proxy)
    • 1 Current Player card
    • 1 Priority Action card
  • 100,000 Florins in paper money (denominations of 25, 100, 500, 1000)

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Tulipmania 1637
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Dutch/French Version
Publisher: JKLM Games, El Viejo Tercio
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Year: 2009
Product Code: 5060167640261
Size: 9.00 x 6.50 x 2.50 inches
0.50 pounds
Dutch, French
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English first edition
Publisher: JKLM Games
Artist: Charlie Paull
Year: 2009
Size: 9.00 x 6.50 x 2.50 inches
1.30 pounds
English, Spanish
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Size: 9.00 x 6.50 x 2.50 inches
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2 Tulipmania - English rules
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0 Tulipmania - Dutch rules
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1 Tulipmania - French rules
Tulipmania - French rules
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1 Tulipmania - German Rules
Tulipmania German rules
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2014-11-21
14 Buyer card colour reference sheet
Print and trim this reference sheet and lay it out below the face-up buyer cards. It is much easier to tell purple from blue and orange from red when you always have an example to check against. You'll need to make sure your printer is calibrated.
English
2009-08-24
18 Flaming Tulips variant by Scott Nicholson
This variant adds a "take-that" mechanic to Tulipmania 1637. Players wanting a more chaotic game with more direct interaction should play the game with this variant.
2008-10-13
34 Tulipmania 1637 Official English Rules
Official English Rules for Tulipmania 1637. Version 1.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2531
Strategy Game Rank: 970
Num Ratings: 617
Average Rating: 6.20
Standard Deviation: 1.48
Num Views: 85681
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 20
Personal Comments: 248
Users Owning: 777
Users Wanting: 50
Users Trading: 57 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 2
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1478
Plays This Month: 5
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ET69: Los Tulipanes y mi pequeña villa Japonesa.
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The Spiel #86 - Parimutuel Acquaintances
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2009-09-13
OBG 38: Game Production
42:38
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2009-08-23
BGWS 061 – Tulipmania 1637
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2009-08-02
The Spiel #68 - That's A Wrap - 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
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