This week, Mark K brought along this old obscure game that he fancied trying to see what it was like. The basic idea of the game is to invest money in crops and livestock in the hope of making money later in the year when you come to sell them at market. However, lots of things can happen in the intervening time so the level of profit or loss you make remains uncertain. Although this sounds reasonable in concept, the game is all based around random events over which you have no control. So, if you're lucky and choose investments that have positive events happen to them, you'll do well, whereas the reverse is also true if your investment choice is scuppered by events.
This was a shame, as it could have been quite interesting but we stopped the game after about half an hour when it was clear that everything was random and down to the roll of the dice.