You might be encouraged to know Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth has many play options to choose from, particularly if you are new to the game. Simply add features as you desire more complexity.
Basic game play consists of playing only the Investment cards, Economy cards and money cards. That's it! See Keys to Game Play for a brief summary of game mechanics.
Once you get comfortable with the buy and sell activity while building your portfolio, then you may add in additional features in any order, such as PIG Profile cards, Action cards and Event cards into the deck.
PIG Profile cards, representing the Professional Investment Gurus and their special capabilities, add an extra measure of intrigue. Be on the lookout for investment opportunities in your PIG's properties and stock, and you could be on your way to massive wealth!
Action cards, awesome for player interaction, add the ability to sabotage your opponents wealth building power. Used wisely, these cards can slow down your opponents and may give you an advantage. Warning! You won't make friends with these cards. :-)
Event cards add special features to game play, to include a bit of luck - good and bad. Adding these cards, increases randomness of play and gives the game more of a board game feel. There are a variety of things that can go right, and also wrong, in your quest to build wealth!
For more advanced play, you can add the Pig Pen cards to give you the ability to borrow money to purchase real estate, if you meet the financial requirements. But beware, if market conditions move against you, you could find yourself bankrupt!
Finally, for an extra level of complexity, you can add Elite Offshore Accounts and Exclusive Membership cards. These are designed to protect your cash from IRS taxes and to double your portfolio income, respectively. But, playing these cards may also expose you to substantial risk.
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Richard Parker, inventor and author of unique, financial card & board games.