The new „Finanzkrisenquarett“ rockz the German games-market
Some smart award-winning students made a financial crisis version of the „Quartett-Spiel“. It is a mix of Top Trumps, where you have cards with data to a specific subject (like trucks, dinosaurs or cats) and compare them with the other player, the higher one winning both cards. This games goes until one player has all cards that were evenly distributed in the beginning – so it is a very long game. The quartet-game consists of sets of four (cats, dinosaurs, trucks …) which have to be collected by some rules, the player with the most unified foursomes winning.
Now why taking dinosarus, cats or trucks if we have the real economy going its own way, almost estinguishing itself or at least driving over common people with no sense of justice? THe young people made a version where you have famous companies that have problems due to the financial crisis. You can compare the number of people thrown out, the salary of the managers, the public help received by the state, the percentage of stock-losses and total losses in 2008. Great idea which brings you the horror (of the big numbers) of the crisis to mind.
Great game, buy it under www.finanzkrisenquartet.de.