UNIQUE CARD GAME SET
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth is like no other card game…in fact it plays very much like a board game, only the basic game, Piglet Apprentice, consists of a set of 54 poker-sized playing cards. To augment the basic game, expansion packs are available. Expansion packs add over 200 more playing cards that be inserted, as desired, to increase the financial attributes and randomness of play. While players try building their wealth, unforeseen events can occur at any time that can ruin the most well-planned investment strategy. Random economic events can financially impact one, or all players. No game will ever be played the same way and outcomes are rarely assured until the last economic cycle is played.
BOARD GAME FEEL - EXPANSION PACK PIGLET APPRENTICE EXPANDED
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth, with all its expansion packs, is designed to play with many potential outcomes, and its specialized cards give the game a board game feel, without all the pieces to set up and put away...just 54 playing cards in the basic game. Once you master the basic game, add the "expanded" Piglet Apprentice cards to convert it to a 6 player game. Take the game anywhere and build your fortune with friends and family!
PIG THEMED CARD GAME – Expansion pack Capitalist P.I.G.
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth takes a satirical view of capitalism. Professional Investment Gurus, also known as PIGs, are capitalist geniuses whose only goal is to make you RICH! Each PIG has a unique profile; funny names and their appearance aligns with a capitalist pig theme. Players employ PIGs to secure opportunities to invest and to assist in managing portfolios. PIGs possess a specialty that provides their employer an advantage under certain conditions. Hire the right PIG and you may suddenly find yourself with an opportunity not available to other players. Beware, however! Treat them poorly, and PIGs may jump ship and work for your competitor. Meet the P.I.G.s!
ECONOMIC CARD GAME
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth simulates economic principals. ECONOMY cards set the market conditions of the game. Players are wise to buy the variety of assets available at low values and sell at higher values when conditions are right to generate profits. The other objective is to know how long to hold assets generating income in their portfolio before selling. Astute players will use the ECONOMY cards to their advantage.
INVESTMENT CARD GAME – Expansion packs Piglet Master & Pigs to Market
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth simulates buying and selling a variety of assets. Taking economic conditions into consideration, players may purchase stocks, bonds, precious metals and collectibles. When cash permits, players may also choose to purchase more expensive assets, such as multiplexes, apartment complexes, and businesses. If real estate becomes old hat, expansion games offer intriguing assets to invest in, like farms, and also factories, manufacturing and mills in the industrial sector. To bring out the trader in you, commodities trading at the “Big Board” will keep players on the edge of their seats waiting for the closing bell. Be advised, however, big gains often mean taking great risks. Knowing when to sell an asset is as important as knowing when to buy, if players expect to become the wealthiest and win the TOPP HOGG award.
CARD MANAGEMENT GAME – Expansion Pack Hoggs Revenge
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth requires players to effectively manage their hand of cards consisting of INVESTMENTS and ACTION cards. Knowing which card to play, hold, or discard, is the key in successfully generating wealth and avoid bankruptcy. Holding certain ACTION cards, and using them when the opportunity is presented, could improve your chances for victory by impeding your opponent’s progression to wealth.
COMPETITIVE CARD GAME - Expansion Pack Hoggs Revenge
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth is designed to encourage massive wealth-building, even at the expense of other players. At times, a player may have to resort to devious means to slow down an advancing player…all within regulations, of course! Although alliances will likely form, they are easily broken by the innate desire of each player to obtain the pinnacle of success - TOPP HOGG!
INTERACTIVE CARD GAME - Expansion Pack Hoggs Revenge
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth is highly interactive and engaging; the more the merrier in this game. Playing up to six, the game becomes very competitive due to nature of the ACTION cards. Used wisely (and deviously), ACTION cards can put the hurt on opponents by forcing them to sell assets from their portfolio at inopportune times, or forcing them to sell at a reduced cost to the player taking the action. In either case, the affected player is likely to have lost serious coin in the process. A player thinking he/she has the advantage had better watch out, as alliances form among the less wealthy. Only one player can win the title of TOPP HOGG!
STRATEGY CARD GAME - Expansion pack Hoggs Fortune
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth requires players to think about and anticipate future events. Employing a strategy of buying or selling assets must be done in light of anticipated economic cycle changes and potential opponent interference. Players are presented a variety of investment options during game play; each having specific advantages to build wealth, if chosen at the right time. Choose unwisely, and you suffer the consequences should the economy turn against you. Players may also be fortunate enough to take advantage of unique investing opportunities that increase portfolio income, or give an advantage other players do not share; but these are short lived, so use them wisely.
WEALTH BUILDING CARD GAME – Expansion pack Money Pigs
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth is all about building massive fortunes. Players compete against each other by applying their expertise in portfolio and money management. Knowing how much cash to spend on investments and when to add or remove them from a portfolio is an art form. Players who create diversified portfolios assure profits, as certain investment assets will do well in advancing markets, while others will increase in value during poor market conditions. Perhaps securing a reasonable amount of leverage to make purchases will increase profits. Players must decide on how much they can safely borrow. Make poor decisions, or spend cash unwisely, and you may find yourself penniless and removed from the game. However, create portfolios that generate income and produce huge profits and you may be among the wealthiest…but, only one will become the game’s TOPP HOGG!
FINANCIAL IMPACT CARD GAME – Expansion pack Full Boar!
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth incorporates random financial events that can immediately change the fortunes of one or all players. Some events are good...and some are not so good. Coming from behind to win is always a possibly, if you don’t give up; falling behind can easily happen to overconfident players who assume too much risk. As in life, sometimes you do all the right things and still wind up on the short end financially. Even good investors lose sometimes. But, hey, it’s just a game!