There are fifty paintings by five old master artists and the object of the game is to acquire the best collection possible in any one of the five artists, Da Vinci, Rubens, Goya, Rembrandt or Van Gogh. The main aim is a fun trading game that, in reality, also teaches how to balance risk and reward.
Apart from initial deal of paintings at the start there is little else that is random in the game. It has been designed as an equal opportunity trading contest where traders are masters of their own destiny to a large extent. All trading is carried out by sealed-bid auctions where traders must decide risk strategy in every bid.
1, 5 and 10 billion value Bidcoin tokens are used for the trading and purchase of ‘priceless’ paintings. Values are embossed on one side of coins only to help traders conceal total value in their possession.
With simultaneous (same time) bidding, Yazoky is a fast moving game and when players are familiar with the rules it will probably finish within 60 – 90 minutes. Also, by agreement before the start on the number of auction rounds to be played, a fixed maximum time can be more or less set.
This game has been designed especially for more than two people. It plays best with four or five and game components allow for a maximum of five contestants.
The game is recommended for persons over the age of 13 years . In reality, anyone with basic numerate ability can learn to play it.
It is easy to play when players are familiar with 10 rules of the game which are not difficult to learn. It is difficult when players attempt to play the game for the first time without learning the basic rules. If one player, at least, as instructor/referee is familiar with the rules it is possible to play the game. There is a brief video here which introduces the game objective and basic rules of how to play it.
The game box is small and compact size (L) 175 x (W) 125 x (H) 40mm or approx. 7” x 5” x 1.5” including a box divider for storage of game components.
In the magical world of Numerology the word YAZOKY is simply a made up name for 55 which is the sum of the numbers from 1 to 10 added together and the highest possible score in the game.
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