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Subject: Interest - End of Game rss

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First I would like to say what a brilliant game this is. You are trying to play the odds all through the game, where the probability increases right up to the end.

But there are two things we encountered we are not sure about.

1. If you have interest still outstanding when the end game is reached, what do you do?

We had the situation where it was likely two price-modifactions were going to be triggered one after the other. We all knew the rough probability was that the silver price would reach 100 with those two price-mods, rather than just the first. One guy was going to buy silver first, then the next guy was going to sell shares, where each one was going to trigger the price-mod, which obviously meant interest was going to be required two turns on the trot.

The guy buying silver knew, as did the rest of the board, that by buying silver he would have no cash (or any shares left), which meant he would not be able to pay any interest requirements.

This silver purchase was likely to mean he would win the game on the gold/silver rule by one silver bar, even though he would be on negative cash due to the interest required to pay. [Edit: note I should explain, he had enough cash to buy the silver at the point of buying it. The problem was everyone, including himself, knew when the price-mods triggered he would have no cash to repay them, which meant we all knew he would be on negative cash at the game winning calculation.]

Note, every player was maxed out on subsidies.

So how does this work? What is the rule on this?

2. When you have to refill the 2-black briefcase sales track, where do you refill it from?

We had some black briefcases by the side of the board at the time, so we got them from there. But what if you did not have two there?

We took the multi-coloured briefcases from the market. That was the obvious choice, but again what if there are not two of each?

 
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Mike Tobias
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1. He just ends the game with negative money, and does indeed win the game if he has even one more silver. Thus, 15 silver and negative £20 beats 14 silver plus £99. You're evil bankers trying to put as much gold and silver as you can into your Swiss vaults: if you owe the government money at the end, that's their problem.

2.Right on both counts: black from the side of the board, others from the market. If there aren't enough of a colour, just leave the space(s) empty.
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