DURABLE GOODS

Copyright 1999-2000, by Lloyd Krassner. All rights reserved.

INTRODUCTION
Economics Game. Players buy raw materials, manufacture products, and then sell them.

RAW MATERIALS DECK
The decks consist of 80 cards or chits.
The deck contains 20 each of the following raw materials:
Wood
Plastic
Metal
Fabric

MANUFACTURED GOODS DECK
Also called Durable Goods.
Use chits or cards to represent the following manufactured goods:
House
Furniture
Car
Appliances
Clothing

OBJECTIVE
Be the first player to accumulate $500

TURN SEQUENCE
1. Raw Materials Phase
2. Production Phase
3. Selling Phase

SETUP
Each player starts with $50 and no raw materials or products

RAW MATERIALS PHASE
Scarce raw materials become available.
Draw 12 Raw material cards and place them in 4 piles according to the four types of materials. Players make a separate bid for each pile.
Bids are written down in secret on a scrap piece of paper.
A player cannot bid more money than he owns. If he does, none of his bids count.
All bids are revealed simultaneously.
The player who bid the most for a pile gets to keep the pile, and must pay his bid price.
Players who lost a bid do not have to pay.
Players may trade raw materials or goods with each other, or purchase them from each other at any time.

PRODUCTION PHASE
One unit of a durable good may be manufactured using the indicated amount of raw materials:

DURABLE GOOD Metal Wood Plastic Fabric
House 1 2 0 0
Furniture 0 2 0 1
Car 2 0 1 0
Appliances 1 0 2 0
Clothing 0 0 1 2

A player may make as many goods as he has material available.
Use chits or cards to represent manufactured goods.

SELLING PHASE
The Maximum Market value of the first unit of a good sold is $50
If only one player is selling he automatically gets the maximum value.
If more than one player is selling they must bid to sell at a lower price.
The player that quotes the lowest price makes the sale.
The Maximum Market value of the second unit of a good sold is $40.
The Maximum Market value of the third unit of a good sold is $30.
The Maximum Market value of the fourth and greater unit of a good sold is $20.
Use paper and pencil to record profits.


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