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Classic Pit

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  • Corner the Market Card Game
  • Includes a bell and Original Turn-of-the-Century Artwork
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 3 to 8 Players
  • Nostalgic Tin Case
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Shout your deal and trade your cards to "corner" the market. Be the first to get all the cards of one commodity, slap the "Corner!" board and you'll win the hand. You'll feel like a trader in the pits of the exchange! Beware of the Bear and take your chances with the Bull. PIT is great frenzied fun.

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It's hard to believe that market trading has survived almost unchanged 100 years after the boisterously fun game of Pit was introduced by Parker Brothers. Yet the Classic Pit Tin still captures the flavor of making deals faster and faster, louder and louder, until the ring of the bell announces the first successful cornering of the market. The cards are sturdy, the artwork is lovely, the rules are simple, and the game is wild. Put it in an attractive tin and you've got a winner. --Rob Lightner


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Brand NameWinning Moves
Item Weight1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions9.3 x 5.2 x 3.1 inches
Item model number1015
Manufacturer Part Number1015
  
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ASINB00004YV3T
Best Sellers Rank #118,687 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJune 22, 2008
  
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Claude Avary on March 18, 2004
This edition of the classic card game PIT is the same game as in the Deluxe edition. The only difference is in the look of the cards and the metal case containing the game: the game now looks exactly like it did when it was first released, a hundred years ago. The cards are also a bit sturdier. You might prefer the modern look of the Deluxe set, but playing this version will really take you back to the early days of the commodities market!
The game is centered on the trading of commodities. This sounds dry, but actually this is one of the most enjoyable party games ever invented. It's simple to learn, fast moving, and involves lots of screaming and yelling. (Try to imagine "Go Fish" if nobody takes turns and it was played like a furious farmer's auction). But the game also has a fascinating history and teaches something about the nature of the economy.

The commodities market developed in the 19th century as the modern agricultural economy began to grow in the U.S. When many farmers faced bankruptcy during lean times of the winter season, "forward contracts" -- an agreement between a buyer and a seller on a price, quantity, and a future delivery date of a particular commodity like wheat or beans or coffee -- started to appear. Between the time of the contract purchase and the delivery, the price of the commodity could change rapidly and violently in either direction, so to protect themselves, merchants would travel to Chicago to trade their various contracts and agree on a later delivery date. The location where they traded (originally a room above a flour store) became The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) -- also know as "THE PIT.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 2000
This is a very fun game. It can get quite loud when you play. The object is to collect every card of one kind by blind trading. Everyone is trading at one time so it can be loud. O.K. it WILL be loud. Now every time people come over, they want to play Pit. I wish I got a comission for all the people who went out and bought it after they played at our house. I'm giving some as gifts for Christmas because they are hard to find in the stores.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on June 13, 2003
My family has had a Pit game in the house for literally decades. I think one deck was even owned by my grandparents back in the 50s.
Pit is a high intensity game that's fun to play with a minimum of five people. For some reason the fun factor in the game gets reduced if you play with fewer people. It's also cross generational. The last game I played had a young child and a senior citizen. But truthfully, a child younger than, say, 11 or 12, can have a hard time following the flow of the game.
I can't give high marks for the education value of Pit. But that's not really what this game is about. If you want something that's a little silly, gets people to open up, that's just fun, Pit is a good choice. But if you want to "learn" something (like Scrabble), choose something else.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By game lover in Boston on December 1, 2000
i can't believe they're still making this game! i used to play it with my 3 brothers when we were kids in the 70s (so that makes me how old?!) i remember playing this game again and again and we'd get hoarse from frantically shouting "two, two, two, two. one, one, one . . ." the idea is to get all of the same commodity (flax or wheat or rye) in your hand, and to get there you trade sets of commodities. a very simple game, easy to learn and fun for all ages. i just bought this game again for my brother in minneapolis (age 35) and for my nephew in chicago (age 8). both love it and i benefit by getting to play it when i go to visit each!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B.T. Henry on July 25, 2005
buying Pit! in the tin was a good choice... the bell seems to ring better when hit hard than my other version of the game (which is the newer version in the box), and of course, the tin is a bit more aesthetically pleasing. The only thing i didn't enjoy as much about the "Classic Pit Tin" were the cards weren't as easy to read as the newer version due to the fact that the newer version has pictures of the commodities as well as the commodity name. The Classic cards have the commodity names but the card faces are all the same or very similar... If you're playing with children or with visually impaired you might want to go with the newer version... otherwise i'd recommend the classic tin version - either way, the game is simple fun.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 2001
With a ring of a bell, the trading market is open and the frenzy to collect as many matching crops begins. Pit has entertained countless families since 1904. This new deluxe version even adds an extra crop (rice) to make the game even more exciting. The Parker Brothers game inmitates the setting at an old trading market. The participants trade with one another by yelling for their desired crop. The person who collects all of their product rings the bell for points and a victory. Pit has been passed down through my family from generation to generation, and it never seems to lose its appeal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 18, 2002
From as early as the age of 3 years, I remember my parents and their friends playing the Pit Game in the living room on a Saturday night. I was too young to join, but they seemed to be having so mch fun.
Finally, when I was 7 or 8 they decided I could join in.......and they say there is no heaven on earth! I was addicted. This is honestly one of the few games out there that people of all ages can enjoy....and enjoy together. And the funny thing is, that watching a day on wall street looks just like a game of Pit!
"Trading ONE!" "TWO, TWO, does anyone want TWO?"
"NO not that card again!"
I'm in my early twenties now and I have not found a game I love as much!
And the tin version of the game makes it even more easy to carry around from house to house and place to place.
For a long time, my family was the only one I knew with the game, we carried it to a church social and stared a following there too!
Just make sure that you play the game on durable furniture, and be prepared to play LONG into the night.
Also, be prepared for bellyful laughs, lost voices and just all in all good fun with friends you never new you had.
A sure crowd pleaser!
Don't buy just one.......BUY ONE FOR EVERYONE YOU CALL A FRIEND!
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