Tai-Pan


Fasa Corp (by way of Hatch Games Ltd, London), 1981, 2-4 players, 12 to adult. I haven't actually played this game. After our disastrous experience with the terminally lousy Noble House game from FASA, I didn't see any point at all in trying this one out. So, back to eBay it went. For what it's worth, here's what BOARDGAMEGEEK.COM has to say about it:

One of the high-priced (for the time) James Clavell games produced by FASA in 1981 ($25.00 retail). This one is about trading on the Chinese coast in the 1830s. Players buy and sell cargo from port-to-port including tea, spices, silk and Opium. Various events come into play via a deck of cards. The player with the most money at the end of the game is the winner. Pity these games cost so much back then because they are all fine games.



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