Stockpile

4.4
165 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

About the game
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Stockpile is an economic board game that combines the traditional stockholding strategy of buy low, sell high with several additional mechanisms to create a fast-paced, engaging and interactive experience.

In Stockpile, players act as stock market investors at the end of the 20th century hoping to strike it rich, and the investor with the most money at the end of the game is the winner. Stockpile centers on the idea that nobody knows everything about the stock market, but everyone does know something. In the game, this philosophy manifests in two ways: insider information and the stockpile.

Both of these mechanisms are combined with some stock market elements to make players consider multiple factors when selling a stock. Do you hold onto a stock in hopes of catching a lucrative stock split or do you sell now to avoid the potential company bankruptcy? Can you hold onto your stock until the end of the game to become the majority shareholder, or do you need the liquidity now for future bidding? Do you risk it all by investing heavily into one company, or do you mitigate your risk by diversifying your portfolio?

In the end, everyone knows something about the stock market, so it all comes down to strategy execution. Will you be able to navigate the movements of the stock market with certainty? Or will your investments go under from poor predictions?

Stockpile: Continuing Corruption
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The first expansion for Stockpile contains four expansion modules that can be played separately or used all together for more strategic game play.

Module 1: Forecast Dice — Six custom dice offer more excitement by changing the market forecast round-to-round. Roll the dice at the beginning of the round. The dice cause the market to rise or fall on any given turn and ensures that no two games will ever be the same.

Module 2: Bonds — Bond present a new, safe investment option for players. Purchasing bonds can provide a steady stream of interest payments every round. However, it comes at a price. The original money used to purchase bonds cannot be recovered until the end of the game. Be careful not to overspend or you might lose out on valuable stockpiles.

Module 3: Commodities & Taxes — Commodities & Taxes create much more tension during the game. Each round, players add Commodities or Taxes to the stockpiles. Collect different types of commodities and dodge taxes to earn substantial end-game bonuses.

Module 4: More Investors — Stockpile: Continuing Corruption adds six new investors from around the world who have heard about massive profits being made, and they want in on the action. Each investor possesses a unique ability that opens up more ways to win.

The addon is included for free in the base game.

Features
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- The easy to follow tutorial guides you through the rules
- cross-platform play with all opponents
- ranked and casual games
- world ladder with GLICKO rating
- 6 optional combinable rulesets for unlimited replayability
- 3 AI opponents (easy, medium and hard)
- scalable game complexity
- play offline alone or with your friends/spouse
- asynchronous game with notifications
- fast ranked games for live experience
- 10 new quality avatars for your DIGIDICED collection
- Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Russian and Italian

Awards of the physical game
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2015 Cardboard Republic Socializer Laurel Nominee
Updated on
Sep 19, 2018

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4.4
165 reviews
A Google user
September 21, 2018
One of the most unintuitive interfaces possible. I know this game (and own the board version). This was clearly designed by people that did very little outside testing with new players. You must absorb and nearly memorize the tutorials because this game will do ZERO to explain what's going on in each phase. Icons pop up with no explanation. Your only hope is to keep playing until you just "get it". There's just no excuse for the lack of information. You'll see this even in the tutorials where phrases come up that the designers just assume we all know, but I'm sure many don't. Fans of the boardgame will likely rate it high, but new players will have a hell of an unncessary learning curve. As is it feels very much like watching lightning in a bottle. A lot of flashy graphics bouncing up all over the place, but it's just overload. On the plus side, the AI is solid and the game plays brisquely.
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DIGIDICED
September 24, 2018
Hello Rich, thank you for your feedback. In every screen there is a call to action (the scrolling banner in the back) telling you exactly what is expected. We had over 300 testers in our beta program and got no complaints, so it comes as a surprise. We closely work with the designers and fans, but we will broaden our view for new board gamers.
A Google user
March 15, 2019
I've only played solo mode. Kind of annoying that the stock prices are sometimes obscured by the stockpiles. I would suggest a button to allow the stockpiles to disappear to check the price board, then reappear to place your bids. Even at medium speed it's difficult to follow what the computer players are doing. Other than that, it's an enjoyable port!
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A Google user
October 12, 2018
Learning the game, but the tutorial and iconography are really confusing. The tutorial covers up information with the talking heads so you can't see what's going on, and you can't move them or minimise them. It throws concepts at you (like splits) without explaining the terms it's using. The interface is obscure - for example, to tell which information is yours and which is public there's a tiny icon, which I guess indicates the public one? Even the game rules aren't given relevant to the digital game - it's just a pdf of the boardgame rules! If they'd done it properly the rules would at least include explanations of how they were represented in the digital game. For a full price boardgame adaption, it was pretty disappointing.
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