Crystal Traders

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Under development

This game is currently under development, in the Playtesting stage. Feedback is strongly encouraged! Feel free to give comments on game design or structure on the talk page.

Crystal Traders is a trading game for 3 or more players based off of an article about Basic Strategy in games. In the game, you have a pile of crystal from your homeworld and must use them to trade with traders from other homeworlds, trying to get the most points at the end of the game. Each crystal's point value is based on a number of things.

Supplies needed to play

A stash for each player playing.
A timer or some way to keep time.


Each player gets their stash out, and arranges them in any way they wish in front of them.
Also, each player must take a large crystal and place it in front of their stash, face down, so that everyone knows which color of crystal he owns.
Once everyone is ready, agree on a time limit for trading. A standard amount of time for the game is 5 minutes, but you can make it longer if you need to.


At the beginning of the game, start the timer.
You may then start trades, by offering some of your crystals for others. Once you and another player agree to a trade, you then give each other the crystals you agreed upon. The player on your right has valuable crystals that are worth more than any other crystal that you can trade for, while other crystals are worth more than your own. Having your own crystals at the end of the game are worthless (See Below).

End of the game

Once the timer hits sounds off (or hits zero), the game ends. You then calculate how many VP (victory points) you have.

Score Sheet
Small	1	1	2
Medium	1	2	3
Large	1	3	5
YOC = Your Own Color
AC = Another Color (besides your own)
SC = Special Color (Color of the player to your right)


The player with the most VP wins.


This game is Copyright Greo. You are free to distribute these rules under the given circumstances (click on the image below).

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