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Game #4286
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Stocks & Shares    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Coffee Break Fun
Simulation   Stock market

Rating: 7.14 (7 votes)

Stocks & Shares box cover

Stocks & Shares screenshot
Stocks & Shares is a fun and free bite-sized stock market simulation - meaning that a complete game won't take you more than a few minutes to complete. The realism can't be compared with true simulations like Wall $treet Raider, but as a "light" simulation, Stocks & Shares is more than adequate.

The game is easy to learn, but is no cakewalk. Although there are less than 20 stocks you can buy per game, making the right buy/sell decisions is far from easy. Success hinges on careful reading of the daily news and correct prediction of their impact on stock prices. The interface is very well designed: all the salient information is displayed all in one screen, so you won't have to wade through different menus as you would in most other stock sims. You can play solo against computer-controlled opponents, or against other people in hot-seat mode. You can set the length of the game, making it an ideal diversion during coffee breaks at the office. The companies and information are created randomly each game, so the replay value much higher than similar games. All in all, if you are interested in the mechanics of the stock market but find most stock market simulations too dry or too complex, give Stocks & Shares a try. It won't turn you into Warren Buffett overnight, but you will at least gain some insights into the relationship between financial markets and world/industry/company events - while having fun besides. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Travis Spomer
Developer: Green Eclipse
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2001
Software Copyright: Green Eclipse
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Millionaire Release 2, Space Monopoly, What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School

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