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QE (Quantitative Easing)

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18 Jun 2019 12:45 #298549 by ubarose
There will be auctions for different companies you can bail...

It's 2008, and the economy is crashing. You play as one of the largest nations in the world, and it is your job to save the economy by printing money to bail out companies.

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18 Jun 2019 12:51 #298550 by Michael Barnes
This sounds pretty neat, actually.
And possibly satirical.

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18 Jun 2019 12:57 #298551 by ubarose
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We have a review of it coming on Thursday, so keep an eye out for that..
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18 Jun 2019 13:42 #298558 by Ah_Pook
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Real hyped for the Kickstarter to deliver on this one. It sounds like a mashup of Ponzi Scheme and High Society, which seems like a pretty great mashup imo.

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18 Jun 2019 14:24 #298560 by Erik Twice
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This is an ok game which has some big fans here in the forum. Being able to just name a number is fun, though I don't think it's enough to make the game go beyond other "bid for VP tiles" games.

Personally, for me this will always be the game where people got upset at me for "distorting the game". Apparently bidding high should cause others to bid lower and I was wrong for thinking it would make bid higher. Oh well.
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18 Jun 2019 14:34 #298563 by Ah_Pook
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People bidding high should definitely push others to bid higher... You just need to spend $1 less than whoever spent the most, so you want to try to thread that needle (exactly like in High Society).

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18 Jun 2019 15:20 - 18 Jun 2019 15:21 #298568 by Gary Sax
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I see Legomancer playing this one quite a bit on the forum and social media... he has a few longer comments on it in the dark, murky depths of the boardgames played cursed thread.
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18 Jun 2019 22:23 #298591 by moofrank
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It is a VERY simple auction game. Run through a bunch of closed bid auctions, and get points for various combinations of sets.

The twists are that the player who paid the most loses, and that the you can otherwise bid as much as you want. That's the game.

What makes it interesting is the group playing it. Different groups will have very different bidding patterns, and you have to play the people more than the game itself. The case mentioned above of one person "distorting" the game *IS* the game. Also the limited run versions are rough lasercut tiles, and a rather nice hand-oiled hardwood scoreboard. It is the best of Gavin's games, and he has been making these tiny runs of 50 for years now.
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18 Jun 2019 22:24 #298592 by moofrank
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And yes. I have a copy. Like there was any doubt.

Also, I beat Dan Baden. By quite a bit.
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19 Jun 2019 12:04 #298634 by jeb
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I love the posts that bring moofrank out. Craft more wooden games, people! We need more moofrank!
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19 Jun 2019 17:41 #298646 by Michael Barnes
I think I’m actually going to buy this. My gang is going to love it...I just wish it supported, like...8 players.

I was thinking about playing with my kids and then I realized every bid would be like a million billion dollars.

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19 Jun 2019 17:51 - 19 Jun 2019 18:27 #298647 by Gary Sax
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Which, actually, would be interesting on a meta-level of the point the game is sort of trying to make about monetary policy, based on what I've read in the rules.
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10 Jul 2019 21:30 #299529 by Ah_Pook
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Played 4 5p games of QE tonight, and it was pretty great. First couple games were tentative, feeling things out etc. Third game was good but pretty standard, bids getting to 3-400k and nothing totally nuts. The same player got the bonus 7vp for spending the least in the first three games, and announced their side game in the fourth game of not spending the least. Turns out. What he did (4th in turn order) was won the first auction with a bid of 10million, and raise each subsequent bid by a factor of 10. He won the first 6 tiles, and by the time anyone else decided they wanted some points it was too late. His first (at the time laughable!) bids of 1billion etc were basically rounding errors by the end of the game. The overall high bid in that game was 2.2 trillion. The player who won the first 6 scored 69 points to 2nd places 25, and also didn't spend even close to the most. Man that game is GREAT.
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11 Jul 2019 10:55 #299553 by Sagrilarus
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Ah_Pook wrote: Played 4 5p games of QE tonight,


DEATH TO ACRONYMS!
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11 Jul 2019 11:07 #299555 by Ah_Pook
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Sagrilarus wrote:

Ah_Pook wrote: Played 4 5p games of QE tonight,


DEATH TO ACRONYMS!


It's an acronym but it's also what the game is called? It's short for Quantitative Easing, but the game is named Q.E.
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