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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2000
# of Players
3 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6, more than 6 players
(12 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(2 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(7 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
(18 voters) [vote]
Category
Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
The Big Idea
Alternate Names
ビッグ・アイデア:セミデラックス版
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The Big Idea is a quick and easy card game (Cheapass style) where the players represent venture capitalists creating companies (from a noun card and an adjective card - "Erotic Pants") to take through the process of an IPO. You automatically gain a share in companies you create, and later you have opportunities to secretly invest in a company and publicly buy a share in a company. Finally, you roll a die to see which companies go public in a round: equal to or lessor than the shares issued in the company. And the pay out: based on the number of shares issued and the number of cards used in forming the company times the die roll. The game is fairly simplistic, but it's lots of fun to create names of products like "Mentholated Chicken", while agonizing over helping your opponent because their product will net you the biggest gain.

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Components:

Semi-Deluxe edition:

  • 1 double-sided rules sheet
  • 96 interesting noun cards (2 are blank)
  • 96 interesting adjective cards (2 are blank)

Original edition:

  • 1 rules sheet
  • 54 black & white cards (27 nouns, 27 adjectives)

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The Big Idea
Nick: 
Cheapass Games Semi-Deluxe Version
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Artist: Damon S. Brown
Year: 2005
Size: 8.50 x 4.00 x 0.50 inches
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The Big Idea
Nick: 
Cheapass Bagged Edition
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Artist: Damon S. Brown
Size:  
0.11 pounds
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4 Even more homebrew add-on cards for Big Idea
A one-page PDF containing 6 new nouns and 6 new adjectives with accompanying images and text at the bottom. Nouns: ink, chopsticks, map, goat, alarm, spaghetti. Adjectives: vegetarian, moon-, left-handed, autographed, hover-, fuzzy.
English
2009-03-26
3 12 more cards in PDF format
12 more cards for Big Idea (original edition): 6 nifty nouns and 6 outrageous adjectives, complete with artwork. This is a one-page PDF file, so no special program is required to print. Nouns: rocket, DNA, polish, egg, pants, soap. Adjectives: absorbent, doomsday, foul-mouthed, Japanese, remote-controlled, swirly.
English
2009-03-22
2 Big Idea French Cards Translation
This is a document containing French translations for the cards of the Deluxe Edition of The Big Idea.
French
2007-12-18
8 Th Big Idea, Play money
This is simple home made play money that you can print and cut yourself for the game. You just need color paper, a printer and something to cut.
English
2007-11-30
3 Big Idea Money Tracker
six small sheets to track money earned in Big Idea (but usable in many other games). just use a pair of counters to mark tens and units.
English
2007-11-18
5 Big Idea (semidelux edition): Card List (2004)(Cheapass Games)[en].txt
Card list for semideluxe edition.
2007-01-15
7 BIexpansion.doc
My little expansion, 60 cards in Word document business card format
2007-01-08
3 Big Idea: Card List (2000)(Cheapass Games)[en].txt
Card List for the 1st Edition
2007-01-08
2 bigid_rg.pdf
Traduction française par François Haffner
2001-06-29
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2040
Party Game Rank: 149
Num Ratings: 776
Average Rating: 6.35
Standard Deviation: 1.49
Num Views: 57257
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.3
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 362
Users Owning: 1290
Users Wanting: 33
Users Trading: 60 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 616
Plays This Month: 0
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Num Ratings 115
Average Rating 6.81
Average Weight 1.27
Num Owned 273
Prev. Owned 32
For Trade 14
Want in Trade 9
Wishlist 16
Comments 53
Year Published 2004
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