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Gryphon Games - High Society

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  • High Society is suitable for 3 to 5 players
  • ages 10 and up
  • paying time 30 minutes. Ranked #300 on www.BoardGameGeek.com
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.3 x 2.2 inches ; 15.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001PE1F9K
  • Item model number: 1249
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,106 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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The late 19th century was a time of booming growth in boundless opportunity. Emerging industries made some Americans rich overnight, rewarding them with stunning wealth and permanent place in history. They spent vast amounts of money purchasing old and new world displays of this wealth - including carriages, gems, works of art, European castles and mansions. But around every corner, disasters lurked. Status and worldly possessions were always vulnerable to scandal, theft and tragedy. In high society, count yourself among this group of the most influential and wealthy. You start with a personal fortune in cash and spend it on ostentatious possessions and status symbols while attempting to avoid threatening calamities. Can you emerge victorious by amassing the greatest collection of possessions while still retaining more of your cash than at least one of your high society rivals? Contents: 55 currency cards; 10 luxury possession cards; 3 recognition cards; 3 misfortune cards; 1 rule booklet

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By the rob on February 18, 2009
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High Society is a fast and fun auction game by Reiner Knizia. Players take turns bidding on wares as they appear (by flipping over the top card from the deck) until 3 "negative" wares have been revealed, then the game is over. The player with the highest value of wares wins the game.

Games take about 10-15 minutes each. It goes quick but is incredibly fun! It's my all-time favorite auction game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Godly Gadfly on June 28, 2012
High Society is another established auction game that has stood the test of time, and already has a proven track record of success as a solid filler. I'm not overly crazy on the theme, and in that regard I personally prefer artwork that offers a caricature of luxury possessions. But I doubt that people take the theme seriously, and more important than the theme or the artwork is the game-play.

High Society is a brilliant bidding game, and offers a lot of tension and fun for the 20 minutes of time it takes to play. Both the Misfortune cards as well as the rule that the player with least money at the end is ineligible to win help create deliciously difficult choices. In the final analysis High Society is slightly more complex than For Sale, and is a great quick auction game for more hardcore gamers, but it can be enjoyed with non-gamers as well.

If you're look for a quick and tense filler with some meat on it, grab the Gryphon Games edition while you can! It's not quite as accessible as For Sale, but it's arguably more tense and skilful, and provides some agonizing but satisfying decisions and exciting game-play. For Sale is probably better value and gets more table time since it's a game for all ages, but as a gamer I'd rather play repeated games of High Society - highly recommended as an auction game. This classic Knizia auction game is a super filler for gamers, and guaranteed to please. - EndersGame @ BGG
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kate E. on January 5, 2013
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The game is really fun and quality is good. No complaints! It is easy to learn and everyone that has played it has liked it!
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