Game Of The States Rules
THREE WAYS TO PLAY!
You can play a Trivia Game, a "Buy and Sell" Game, and a Junior Version with the equipment provided.
ABOUT THE STATE CARDS
Each state card contains many interesting facts about the state: its nickname, recent population, capital city, the year it was settled, the date it entered the union and its rank (from the first to join to the last). These facts are not required to play the "Buy and Sell" and "Junior" versions of play, but they’ll be easy to remember because you’ll see many of these cards every time you play.TRIVIA GAME RULES
Use the state cards to play a trivia game to test your knowledge of state facts. Shuffle the deck and place it face down. Place it on the board’s “draw pile” space if you wish. (The game board might help you because you’ll see all the states as you play.) Take turns. On your turn, draw the top card and ask one question to the player to your left. You can ask a question about any one fact on this card (for population, ask how many millions of people are in the state; a correct answer is within one million. For date entered the union, the correct year only is required). If the player to your left is correct, he gets to keep the card. If incorrect, the player to his left can answer, and so forth. If no player guesses the answer correctly, you announce the answer and keep the card yourself. After all 50 cards are played, the player with the most cards wins the game.BUY AND SELL GAME RULES
This game challenges you to travel back and forth across the nation, buying goods and products in some states and selling them in other states. The winner is the player with the most money at game’s end.
TO SETUP THE GAME:
Example: You have the blue truck. You start in Ohio and move down to Florida where there is a red disk. When you reach Florida, the red player says that he is selling oranges. You spin and pay the red player $500. Put the red disk in your truck and draw a card. Let’s say you draw the state of Maine’s card. During your next turns, move towards Maine. When you reach Maine, put its card face up on the discard pile. The red player spins. Let’s say that $800 is spun on the spinner. He pays this amount of money. The red disk is then placed on the space marked "Oranges" on the box platform.
At the end of the game, all players count their money. The player with the most money wins the game.SPECIAL RULES
TRAFFIC JAMS. When the spinner stops on "Traffic Jam" you leave your truck on the state you are on until your next turn. If you are delivering a product disk, take the disk out of your truck and place it on the state you’re "stuck" in.
TRYING FOR A BETTER PRICE. You can try to get a better price when buying or selling. If you have a product for sale and feel that the price your opponent spins is too low, you can (hoping for a higher price) ask him to spin again. You must sell your product at the second price. Even if it is lower than the first price. This rule applies when you are selling a product to an opponent and also when an opponent sells a product back to you.JUNIOR VERSION RULES
This version is aimed at 6 and 7 year olds. It will give them an easy way to play until they are ready for “Buy and Sell.”
Each player gets one truck and one product disk. Place the remaining trucks and product disks back in the box. Each player draws the top card of the state deck and places his truck, loaded with his disk, on this state. This will be the player’s "home" state. Turn this card face down and keep it nearby during the game. Each player now draws 4 more state cards and places them in a separate pile, face down.
HOW TO PLAY
Youngest player goes first. Play passes to the left. The first player turns over the top state card on his pile. This becomes his "destination." He now spins and moves his truck, state by state, towards this destination. In turn, each player turns over the top state card on his pile and spins to move towards his destination. When a player reaches a destination state (it doesn’t have to be by exact count), he spins to make a "sale." He collects the money spun from the bank. The player discards this state’s card and turns over the next state card in his pile, which becomes his next destination. After a player reaches his last state, he must go "home." Turn over the "'home" state card placed aside at the start of the game. The first player to reach his home state collects a $500 bonus and also spins and collects the amount spun. The other players continue playing until each reaches their home state. They each spin and collect the amount spun when reaching home (but none collects a $500 bonus). The player with the most money wins the game!