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Publisher
Year Published
1987
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(16 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(10 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
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Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Shark
Alternate Names
Tiburones de las Finanzas
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Shark is a stock-trading game slightly reminiscent of Acquire, in that abstract plays on the game board determine the share values of the various companies. The similarities end there, though, as Shark is more free-wheeling than Acquire.

Each player may buy (maximum 5 shares total during the turn) and sell (unlimited) shares both before and after his turn, and during his turn rolls dice to determine which company he can affect and in what region he can place that company's marker. Placing next to another of that company's markers increases the company's share price, which pays out in two ways: first, for placing the marker, the player gets money equal to the new price, and secondly, all players get paid the amount of the increase, multiplied by the number of shares each of them owns. This wealth is not without risks, though, as placing in a way that brings two companies' marker-groups adjacent to each other causes the smaller group to be removed from the board, decreasing that company's share price accordingly -- and all players must pay the amount of the decrease, again multiplied by the number of shares they hold in that company!

The game ends if all of one company's markers have been used, if one company's share price reaches 15, or all of shares in the game are sold; at which time the players cash out their stock and determine who, with the most money, has won.

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Ravensburger Second Edition
Publisher: Otto Maier Verlag
Artist: Walter Wagner
Year: 2001
Product Code: 26 244 1
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Ravensburger first edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 1991
Product Code: 01 619 8
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
2.43 pounds
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Ravensburger German First edition
Publisher: Otto Maier Verlag
Artist: Walter Wagner
Year: 1991
Product Code: 01 616 7
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Falomir Spanish First Edition
Publisher: Falomir Juegos
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Year: 1989
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Flying Turtle Games Edition
Publisher: Flying Turtle Games
Artist: A. Lefort, J. C. Sohier
Year: 1987
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
2.00 pounds
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1 Full-color Ravensburger-style grid for Flying Turtle edition
For those who prefer the Ravensburger edition, this overlay will replace the 1-6 grid of the Flying Turtle edition. Print on a full page label (8.5"x11"), cut on the outside border and place directly on the grid.
English
2014-08-18
5 Unfair Advantage rules
These rules provide a mechanism which grants companies certain advantages over each other, adding an interesting dimension to the game.
English
2009-12-05
5 Board A4 for owners of the older version of Shark
Board for owners of the older version of Shark, excel file, size A4
2008-08-12
6 Reglas en castellano
reglas del shark en castellano, incluyendo las variantes
Spanish
2008-04-17
4 Variant for the older version of SHARK using eight sided die.pdf
Variant for the older version of SHARK using an eight sided die
2006-08-03
17 Shark - Quick Reference.pdf
1-page rules summary
2005-06-10
2 Shark - Quick Reference.doc
One page rule summary
2004-10-28
11 Shark.doc
English translation of Flying Turtle rules.
2004-03-13
0 regle_shark_aide.doc
Aide de jeu / Résumé des règles en français, sans illustrations (Ph Guilbert)
2003-07-16
6 Sid Sackson Shark Variants.htm
Sid Sackson Shark Variants
2003-05-22
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1236
Strategy Game Rank: 610
Num Ratings: 1080
Average Rating: 6.68
Standard Deviation: 1.31
Num Views: 83149
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.2
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 430
Users Owning: 1486
Users Wanting: 41
Users Trading: 119 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
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Total Plays: 1747
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