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Eric Pietrocupo
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I have just played "Rolling Stock" which was not really good, but since you control all parts of the economy, you could almost play the game as a solitaire game.

So I was wondering, if there were actually stock market solitaire game?
 
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larienna wrote:
I have just played "Rolling Stock" which was not really good, but since you control all parts of the economy, you could almost play the game as a solitaire game.

So I was wondering, if there were actually stock market solitaire game?

In fact, there *is* a solitaire stock market game, and a pretty good one too -- it was invented by none other than Sid Sackson.

The downside is that it's one of six games included in the book Beyond Solitaire, so you'll need to track down a copy of that.



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One of my favorite published designs is a stock market game with a solitaire variant:

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One thing for sure, the components look cool.

In "rolling Stocks" it plays similarly to 18xx, you acquire companies and fusion them into corp the same way train company can buy small companies.

You have 1 foreign buyer that can buy a company every turn or so, which is some form of AI. Else I thought of maybe adding some shares from other companies that the player could buy besides his own shares, and the game is pretty much playable solo.

The idea of Stock Market is normally to be able to buy the shares of other companies, and use the profit of others to benefit your self. It's almost the only multiplayer interaction. I could make a game where the player can only buy his own shares but it will feel pretty dull.

 
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I use a web broker every month and play a solitaire stock market "game".
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I came up with these in a search:

1829 Mainline
Stock Market Guru
 
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Eric Pietrocupo
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I should I searched my self, I did not realized that I could filter criteria like that.

As for playing real stock market, I prefer the way "Stock Marker guru" says it on it's box:

"The 'no risk' way to play the market"

Suits better for me.

 
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The old 3M game Stocks & Bonds is just basically multiplayer solitaire. Just try to see how much money you can make by the end of the game.
 
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The stock market is a game already. You can invest as little as a penny to as much as a bazillion dollars. Have fun.

Here's a true story. I have a friend that started playing with penny stocks, them moved up to nickle, dime, quarter etc. Eventually he got to playing with stocks between $10 to $20. Sadly though he made a few bad investments and pretty much lost it all, he managed to pull out while still 1 grand ahead, but after 8+ months of all that work 1 grand in 8 months is nothing to be happy about. The fever got him good, he said it was such a high, he thought he could beat the system.
 
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