Maxi Bour$e is a game that examines the world of stock holding. Players move around a game board bearing the names of forty (real) international corporations (i.e., PepsiCo, IBM, Peugot, etc.), buying and selling stocks in each. Stock prices change according to supply and demand. Event and Rumor cards add uncertainty to the game, and the winner is the player who can gain control of an industry (by having more than half the stock of three of the four companies within an industry) or build a conglomerate (by having more than half the stock of five companies, each in a different industry).
Recovering hobo, one-time actor and street corner philosopher, now trying to enjoy the less fine things in life (like everyone else does).
One thing has been nearly constant in my life - gaming. Even before discovering wargames (at the tender age of 10 or so - purely fortuitous), I would play out family games (including the 3M series) solitaire. But, life situations interfered not too long ago, and I was largely without board gaming for the better part of a decade. The last couple of years have seen me devoting myself to the hobby again - and learning a lot of the newer designs - so, I'm looking from the eyes of an old grognard (ah, how I fought against THAT term when first used on me) but an open mind and willingness to see if newer games appeal.