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MINE A MILLION - VINTAGE BOARDGAME

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I have a old 1890 lidded (pewter) German Beer Stein in great condition that belonged to my great-grandfather. They each start with one cool little plastic drilling rig on the map board and they start each turn by rolling a dice: on a one or a six their rig produces some ore and they have to take a random event card. So in a game of 'Mine a Million' aka 'The Business Game' the production card came up with Earthquake at Newport. I played it when I was young in the sixties when it came out, I lost the game over several moves and time.

Although units can be sold at the mine, the low value of these units means this is rarely done, except when a player is short of cash.To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. Etsy’s 100% renewable electricity commitment includes the electricity used by the data centers that host Etsy. Those very random events can hurt really badly because of this, when you’ve worked hard for a full 150 minutes only to be denied victory by a particularly unfortunate turn of fate it’s not much fun. After all you can’t just exchange those pounds for dollars - you need the pounds to finance transport but you need dollars to win the game.

How economic, labour and other problems can sabotage profits, and how unscrupulous competitors who try to block you at every turn can make business a very tough game. Many of the cards in my version of Mine a Million are open to a bit of interpretation, but I think this one is fairly clear.

The game was designed by the British brothers Peter and Philip Bergner, together with their respective wives Kathleen and Audrey Bergner. The game models the economic business of mining tin and gaining profit by transporting it to markets. The premise is very simple: each player controls a mining company, drilling for minerals in an un-named third world country. Introductions are limited to motor finance, CarMoney Limited will pay us a fixed commission per paid out deal.

Turning off the personalized advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive. Similar cards for losses at the pithead specify "on the ground (not in lorry/barge)" and/or "in lorry/barge" (wording not exact, I couldn't quickly find the wording online and I'm not at home to check). Aside from the rebranding, the only difference was that 'The Business Game' came in a smaller box, and the board was folded into thirds rather than in half. To get either you’ve got to try and monopolise transport for which you’ll need pounds in a dastardly circular requirement.The Game is Complete and the Contents are Unplayed as the Production Units are still sealed in their Bags. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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