Economic crisis? Help! Players take on the role of nations aiming to save companies that are supposedly “too big to fail”. One junk company after another will go under the hammer. You need to secretly write down a bid: thousands? Tens of thousands? Millions? It doesn’t matter, you’re just making up numbers. You don’t need to own the money – after all you’re a central bank and you can just print more. The companies you rescue should score as many points as possible and represent a diverse portfolio of business types. The winner of the game is the nation with the highest points value after all the auctions have finished – unless they have squandered their capital and ruined themselves. Since you can only guess who’s winning at any given time, QE creates a rollercoaster of emotions: the sense of panic you feel when you think you might be falling short soon becomes a feeling of dread that you’ve overstretched your funds with a careless bid.
by Gavin Birnbaum
Strohmann Games / BoardGameTables.com
for 3 to 5 players
Age indication: from 10
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Price: ca. 34 Euro
International edition: Boardgametables.com