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Bob Long
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In the rules it states that a player can only own 5 shares of one stock. That means that another player would have to purchase one share of that stock in order to float a company.

In a 3-4 player game....lets say that all the players are buying stock and trying to float their company....so some player is going to have to purchase one share of their competitors stock in order for a company to float...correct?

If all the players have 5 shares of stock (lets say player 1 has 5 shares of BO, player 2 has 5 shares of CO, player 3 has 5 shares of PRR, and player 4 has 5 shares of NYC)....why would they want to purchase that 6th share to allow a competitor company to start operating?

Maybe I misread the rules??
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buseyhead wrote:
In the rules it states that a player can only own 5 shares of one stock.


No, the limit is 5 certificates not 5 shares.

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That means that another player would have to purchase one share of that stock in order to float a company.


No, because 5 certificates includes the director's certificate which is 2 shares.
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It's 5 certificates not 5 shares.
The presidents certificate is 2 shares, so 5 certs = 6 shares
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The limit is 5 pieces of paper. If you are the President that will be the 60% needed to float, since the President's certificate is a single piece of paper that covers 20% of corporate ownership.
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...shake I don't think the rules actually use the term "shares" in this instance but (nope, I'm not doing this again...)

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Ok, that makes sense. Thanks to everyone....clarifies everything!
5 certificates
2 shares of President plus 4 shares = 5 pieces of paper or a total of 6 shares of stock.

Now its time to float a company
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