Bid on expensive luxury items to gain reputation in upper class society. But be careful - some of your coins might be counterfeit.
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The new game from Rudiger Dorn, the designer of multi-award winning board game Istanbul.
In Mercado players play as ultra wealthy members of the upper class looking to improve their repuation and social status by owning luxury items. Various items will be displayed in the market and players will need to bid on these items, making sure they pay the correct amount and type of coins. Each player has a purse containing different coloured coins and on your turn you will draw 3 coins out of your purse and place them beside the items you want. But be careful - some of your coins are counterfeit and cannot be used to purchase these items. They must be dealt with discreetly. The first player to have placed enough of the correct coins on an item obtains that item and gains the reputation points or other bonuses that it provides.
This game is full of tension and player interaction as players increase their bids and race to be the first to meet the asking price. You need to be observant to work out what items your opponents are interested in, and also a bit lucky to get the right coins at the right time.
|Minimum number of players||2|
|Maximum number of players||4|
|Luck Factor||Some luck|