About the Game:
“For Sale, Star Wars Edition” is a BGE digital game conversion and complete re-theme of the original “For Sale” card game, by Stefan Dorra (currently published by Gryphon Games). It is played using the rules from “For Sale” (an abridged set of rules is included with this download). “For Sale, Star Wars Edition” changes the game from one of buying and selling houses on modern-day Earth to one of buying and selling properties from the Star Wars movies, and it does so without changing (or adding) any game rules. The artwork used in this conversion was created by David Thiel (a BGG user).
“For Sale, Star Wars Edition” is a simple, fast-playing auction/bidding game. The original “For Sale” is considered one of the finest auction/bidding games around, and has a devoted following of fans. Players are continually forced to make a multitude of difficult decisions during play. The auctions allow for tactics and bluffing, and require careful assessment of your opponents.
Number of Players:
3 to 6
Estimated Playing Time:
15-20 minutes (use of VOIP is highly recommended for online games)
For Sale (SWE) for BGE (23.7 MB)
The above download contains everything needed to play the game if you already have at least one Gamer Client license (BGE v1.0 or higher). For multiplayer games, the extra players will either need a Gamer Client of their own, or they can use the free BGE Demo if the person hosting the game has enough free Player Slots available for them to use.
Installation and usage instructions are included in the download.
Here are some screenshots of what the game looks like in Battlegrounds (the pics were actually taken in BRPG, but the game looks the same in BGE).
Overview of all the game components:
Close-up of the Property card deck:
Placing a bid for a Property:
Close-up of the Checks:
The following quotes are what some gamers on boardgamegeek.com had to say about this game (in reference to the original “For Sale” game, of course):
“Fantastic little game that is ridiculously easy to learn and very quick to play.”
“One of the best card games ever. It’s fast, fun, and easy to teach. I haven’t yet come across anyone who didn’t like this game after playing it.”
“Lightning quick filler that can be explained in three minutes, and packs a tun of fun into 15-20. THIS is the gateway game you have been looking for!”
“The best gateway game I own! Works great with 3 up to 6. It’s so simple, but so much fun. Highly recommended to anyone trying to introduce someone to games.”
“The combination of open bidding for the properties and then blind bidding for the checks is brilliant.”
“The King of all fillers. So simple, yet so brilliant… and you always want to play it again, right away.”
“Everybody I’ve ever introduced to this game — from age 5 to age 75 — has loved it.”
“The pinnacle of gateway filler games.”
“The golden standard by which all fillers should be judged. Absolutely perfect.”
“Plays extremely quickly (15-20 minutes), really easy to teach and understand, and offers tough and interesting tactical decisions with bluffing along the way. Above all, this game is fun! The perfect filler, should be in every gamer’s collection.”
I wanted to point out a couple of things:
1) An internet connection is required to play this game conversion.
2) This free game conversion differs from other game conversions I’ve done in that it may not always remain available for download, and even if you already downloaded it, it may cease to work. There is a “kill switch” in place just in case the game designer or publisher has a problem with this game conversion (not very likely, since this is a total re-theme with all-new artwork, and I am not including the original game rules).
By the way, if you’re interested in playing “For Sale (SWE)” and are looking for opponents, please look here.