Or Bear? New Board Game Brings Wall Street to You
Wheedle Board Game
fickle winds of finance may reflect a slumping stock market, but
investors can still get their thrills without losing their shorts,
thanks to a new board game from Out of the Box Publishing. Wheedle,
a fantasy whirl through Wall Street, mimics the frenzy of floor
trading at a stock exchange, with up to six players exchanging ownership
stock cards and collecting these cards to obtain a majority ownership
Players tally points by collecting a majority of stocks through
trades with other players or by picking up stock cards from the
board. And much like real life, owning the majority of stock in
a company is no sure guarantee of success. At the conclusion of
the game, the company of the lone stock card remaining on the board
is declared bankrupt, and players scramble until the last card played
to discover which enterprise will go belly up.
Wheedle is the latest offering from inventor Reiner Knizia, who
has worked with Out of the Box on several different games. Out of
the Box’s Matt Mariani says Knizia’s latest game lets
players get a feel for the high stakes of high finance.
“You never want to get stuck with the last card, which we
call the Enron card,” said Matt Mariani, “You never
know when your company will go bankrupt.”
Wheedle is for four to six players, ages 9 and up. Wheedle can be
found in specialty toy and gift retail stores.