Welcome back to Rulebook Review! Today we're going to be taking a look at the Kickstarter game Stockpile. I think the rulebook itself describes the game well: "Stockpile is a fast-paced economic game of corporate investments, insider trading, and market manipulation. Each player acts as a private investor with the goal of amassing the greatest net worth." For more information on the game you can watch the video above or click the picture to the side!
But how is the rulebook? If you want to follow along pull up the rulebook! You can also find the current PNP game here if you want to give it a try. Let's start the day of trading and get started!
Clarity: This is a slightly heavier game so you will need to pay close attention to the rules and maybe read things over once or twice to make sure you are getting everything right. Now this isn't saying the rules are not clear, they do a decent job at explaining the game. I just felt that after having physically played the game and manipulated the peices I understood the game better then from just reading the rules alone.
Graphics: The rulebook looking like a manilla folder file set on a nice table really lends to the feel of the game nicely. But more importantly the pictures that explain how to play the game do a good job of helping to explain the rules.
Depth: The rules seem to cover everything nicely, we didn't run into any problems of not knowing what to do when playing.
Writing: The writing has that nice professional feel you expect in a good rulebook. At times things felt just a tiny bit clunky, but overall it was well written with no major typos or grammar errors.
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Well that's it for today's Rulebook Review! Was there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments. Until next time: Every Game Deserves A Good Rulebook.