Designer: Klaus Palesch & Horst Rainer-Rosner
Publisher: Kanga Games (available) & Gamewright (out of print)
Number of players: 2 - 4 (Best with 2 players)
Official Recommended Age: 10 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 8 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
Buy low, Sell high! Making money is the name of the game in this high stakes duel for dollars. Compete against your opponent to turn the biggest profit by strategically buying and selling stock cards. Buy cards at face value and then sell them in pairs for the greatest possible return, all while preventing your opponent from doing the same. Accumulate the most cash and you're in the money!
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Reviews & Comments:
BGG Tom Vasel:"I’m not claiming that Ka-ching is a strategic milestone, but it does contain a lot more tactics than initially meets the eye, and it’s fun and simple. It’s one of the best two-player games that I’ve played in a while, and one that I would recommend highly to those seeking to get a “non-gamer” to play a game. It’s fast, easy, and has high replayability due to the random initial setup." Read his entire review here.
BGG David Bohnenberger:"The game is very quick, easy and surprisingly fun. I believe it fits nicely into the "couples game" category, as well as the "work game" category. The game box text emphasizes the "educational" nature of the game, as children will practice multiplication during play. I wonder if this might actually deter some people from trying the game. The multiplication is certainly not difficult, even for the mathematically inept such as myself. And the focus of the game is on tactics, not math. " Click here to read the entire review.
BGG Forrest & Ryan Driskel:"This is a very good, quick two player game. There are no unknowns during play, because all the cards are face up on the table, so the game is 100% strategy."
BGG Lucas Hedgren:"Ooh, one of my favorite 2-player card game fillers. I really like the positioning aspects, and the use of selling as a kind of "pass." A lot going on for a simple rule set."
How To Play:All cards are placed face up on the table. Both players alternate buying one of the five cards sitting on top - with the aim to form pairs of the same color to resell as lucratively as possible.
During your turn you can either 1) buy one card or 2) sell two cards of the same color for an amount equal to multiplying their two values together. You also have one wild card which you may sell in place of another card once during the game.
Whoever makes the most of his or her starting capital by skillful buying and selling wins. But that is not as easy as it seems. A big part of the game is also preventing your opponent from getting valuable pairs. Ka-Ching requires tactical skill, perspective, and good timing when selling.