Players: 3-5 Playing Time: 20 minutes Ages: 10+ 55 Money cards 16 Oversized Status cards
A new edition of Reiner Knizia's classic auction game, where players must out-bid each other to gain their rightful place within high society.
Dr. Reiner Knizia is one of the world's most successful and prolific game designers. More than 600 of his games and books have been published worldwide in over 50 languages. With sales exceeding 20 million copies, he has won numerous international awards, including five German Game Prizes, two German Game of the Year Awards, the German Education Game Award, four Austrian Game Awards, the Swiss Game Award, three French Grand Prix du Jouet, the Spanish Game of the Year, the Dutch Game of the Year Award, the Danish Game of the Year Award, the Swedish Game of the Year Award, three Finnish Game of the Year Awards, the Australian Game of the Year Award, and the Japan Board Game Prize. Before dedicating himself to the full-time development of games, he obtained a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University (USA) and a PHD in Mathematics from Ulm University (Germany), and was the Operations Director of a GBP10 billion mortgage company based in the United Kingdom. Currently based in Germany, he has teaching assignments at various international universities and institutions on Learning Techniques, Management and Game Design.
Dice Tower Seal of Approval!
If you've never heard of [High Society] it's time to discover this game.... High Society in this new printing is excellent. I would say go out and grab yourself a copy. - The Dice Tower This game probably elicits the most laughter of any auction game I've ever played. - Drive-Thru Review . . . the artwork is phenomenal! - Board Games & Beyond There's something special about these moments when I get to say this to you, so let me just rejoice in it for a little minute--High Society is really, really good! - NoPunIncluded Such a tight, brilliant, short, auction card game. I used to have the previous version and now Osprey have brought it back, they haven't changed any of the rules, but they've delivered this amazing artwork in this lovely small box, and for me it's just a quintessential travel game. - Actualol I love this one, It's a lot of fun. - Ding & Dent I really enjoy [High Society], especially for something so simple. - Rolling Dice & Taking Names High Society's primary achievement is in conveying thematic weight that outstrips its size. This is a thoughtful design shaped with a sense of purpose, and in many respects it's one of the best examples of a game being more than a game. - Player Elimination ...a tense game with interesting decisions. It's easy to learn, easy to teach...it's portable and has good artwork. - Bower's Game Corner