I haven’t posted in a while, and I recently played For Sale, while Zach and I were learning about it for a video review, so I decided this would be a great time to make a new post.
Anyways, on to the game. For Sale, is a light filler-strategy game which involves buying and selling different properties. We started the game with 2200 dollar tokens, which you use to buy different properties. There are also two decks of cards, one with the numbered properties in it, and the latter with checks of varying sizes in it. There are two phases to this game; one where you can buy properties, and another where you sell the properties for checks, which are used at the end of the game to determine who the winner is.
You start the game by flipping up 3 property cards, and then going around and placing bets on it, or freely taking the lowest card. The cards go around until all of them have been taken. For example, if there was a 3, 8, and 17 on the table. The first player could freely take the 3, or bid tokens to vie for the top card. If one player took the 3, another player could take the next lowest available card, the 8, or bid more token to go for the 17. You repeated this until all the cards were gone.
Next you moved onto the check phase. Each player has the same number of properties, and you bid the properties for different checks which ranged from 0 to 15,000. After you have auctioned off all the properties for checks, you counted out your score, and the person with the highest points was the victor.
When we played our game, there were only 3 players. Zach, Mr. Matera, and myself. It was my first time, and I carelessly wasted my money earlier on, and was empty later on when the better properties came out, and was forced to take the terrible cards, such as a 1 or 2, while Mr. Matera picked up cards in the higher 20s. The game continued in the same fashion in the second phase. Mr. Matera easily came in first with an astonishing 100 points, with Zach in second with 79. I came in last. (How did you guess?) with only 69 points.
For Sale is a great game and I really enjoyed playing it. Hopefully the video review will be on the site by the end of next week.