From the Manufacturer
Eccentricity is what makes the world go round. Well, your world anyways. As a member of the pretentious "Antique Club", you feel inexplicably compelled to outshine your other snobby friends. You are oddly convinced it is your destiny to become the antique collector with the most valuable collection - by using any means necessary. Outwit your fellow snobs to become the most "Hoity Toity" of them all. From the creator of "The Settlers of Catan". The games is for 3-6 players and takes about 60 minutes to play.
What do bored English noblemen do with their free time? Well, according to this Klaus Teuber Spiel des Jahres (1990) winner, they like collecting old junk and then showing it off. Players buy or steal various pieces of junk in the form of cards, trying to form the largest and oldest collection. Built on a 'rock-paper-scissors' mechanism, this game gives all players a couple of choices each turn. The trick is in guessing what your opponents are likely to do, and planning your choice accordingly -- only after everyone's decision is revealed do you know for certain whether you made the right one.
Note: Hoity Toity (Uberplay, 2004) is for 3 to 6 players.