Games with "Multiple Identical Item" Auctions
- Stefan Alexander(s2alexan)Canada
So I'd like to see if there are any games that incorporate a true multiple-item auction. There are many games that auction multiple items, but most of the time you're bidding on the entire set, and one bidder takes everything. I'm thinking of auctions with the following rules:
1) Multiple, identical (or nearly identical) items are being auctioned. The items should be similar enough that you don't really care which item you end up with. For example, you could bid on two "bags of assorted grain", but you can't bid on "bag #1" and "bag #6".
2) Players can choose how many items they want to bid on (from 0, up to the number of items being auctioned).
3) The goods are distributed according to the highest bids, so they could be distributed among multiple people, or all to one person.
So, Taj Mahal would come very close, but would not meet criteria #1. In Taj Mahal, it's really several (single) auctions happening in parallel. And you're bidding on specific items.
If you find a game that meets this criteria, please add it to the list, along with the specifics of the auction (such as all winners pay their bids, or all winners pay the lowest winning bid, or all winners pay the highest losing bid).
I'm not aware of any games like this.
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