Who is this GAME MEANT FOR?
Riches or Ruin - Hogg Wild for Wealth is meant for everyone, but will certainly appeal to those who enjoy money and asset games. Even the young player will excel at this game once the basic investing concepts are learned. Case in point - the inventor’s 9 year old cousin legitimately won the Topp Hogg award. Then, the rules were promptly revised, of course.
IS IT DIFFICULT TO PLAY?
Of course you might think you need to be a financial adviser to play this card game, however, Riches or Ruin games are designed to convert complex financial concepts into an interesting and easy to learn playing format. Piglet Apprentice can be played open hand as players learn the game. You will find in a short time, key concepts of investing will become apparent – buy low, sell high! You’ll learn how to use the Economic Cycle card to your advantage as you invest. If you want more complexity, the expansion packs provide new and challenging attributes to the basic investing game.
HOW LONG IS THE GAME?
The unique aspect of Riches or Ruin card games is the use of random economic cycles. Although you can never predict when a cycle may turn up, you can decide on the number of cycles to play. The length of play is also dependent on the number of players…more players, more cycles may be chosen, as the frequency of a cycle change increases. Games can be set up to last 30 minutes, or an hour or more.
WHAT DO PLAYERS DO?
Piglet Apprentice offers players a variety of challenges. If chosen, Hogg Wild for Wealth expansion packs are designed to accentuate any of the following objectives. Learn more about these unique game packs here…
- builds an investment portfolio to create massive wealth - Real estate, Stock, Bonds, Precious Metals, & Collectibles
- adjusts his/her portfolio to shelter it from random financial events
- monitors asset values impacted by changes in the economy
- times decisions to buy or sell investments to take profits
- retains income producing assets to generate income - Interest, Dividends, Rent, & Revenue
- invests cash in brokerage accounts to earn greater returns
- remains alert for assets giving them a financial edge
- takes actions to strategically restrict opponents’ wealth-building power
- wisely leverages real estate, without taking on too much risk
HOW IS IT PLAYED?
Players begin with investment opportunities in-hand. When purchased, opportunities become portfolio assets and may generate income. Each turn, a player is paid for portfolio income, then may either draw from the deck, or sell investments from their portfolio for profits, or sometimes at a loss. When drawing from the deck, the player may buy the asset drawn, or buy from in-hand opportunities. If no purchase is made, the player must discard one opportunity from hand. If an economy card is drawn, investing conditions change, and all players assess the value of their portfolio and make adjustments, as desired. Then play resumes.
IS THERE A SIX PLAYER GAME?
Yes. The basic 54 card game can be played with 4 players. However, adding expansion games increases the number of cards allowing up to 6 players. Choose to add the EXPANDED version of Piglet Apprentice, which provides additional investment options, to permit larger numbers of players. Note that any expansion pack can be incorporated into the basic game. And for the more experienced player, Hogg Wild for Wealth’s expansion packs can be played with the basic game in its entirety, offering an incredible variety of financial situations and random game play. For beginners, the basic 4-player game offers hours of fun and engaging entertainment.
See EXPANSION GAME summaries.
WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE?
Previous version of the original Hogg Wild for Wealth game is no longer in stock. My desire has been to incorporate fabulous ideas and suggestions received from players since its introduction in 2016 and come out in 2017 with a game totally re-deigned as expansion pack game. The transition is complete, and I anticipate having "Piglet Apprentice" available by fall of 2017, near the time of the GrandCon gaming convention convenes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this September. Please refer to my Hogg Blog for updates.