Rating: 7.7 Very Good
Popularity:5
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2010
Players: 3-10 players
Playing time: 30 minutes
Age:10+

Created by: Jeff Ochs, John Kovalic

Published by: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH, Out of the Box Publishing, Snake Oil, LLC

Alternate Names: Snake Oil: Das Wundermittel gegen Schlangeweile

Description:

In the Old West, the wily snake oil salesman had a special talent, getting the most skeptical customers to buy the most dubious products. Now it's your turn! Invent your own zany two-word products - Rumor Mirror! Burp Balloon! - and sell them to all types of wacky customers. If the round's customer buys your product, you win!

To set up Snake Oil, each player takes six purple word cards. The customer for the round draws a customer card and announces it. Inventors quickly combine two purple word cards from their hand to form a crazy new product to sell to that customer.

When ready, each inventor quickly pitches his or her product directly to the customer. The customer can end any pitch that goes longer than thirty seconds. The customer decides which product to buy and gives the inventor of that product the round's customer card as the prize.

Inventors discard all used word cards and take two new word cards each. The player to the left of the customer becomes the next round's customer. Play repeats until each player has been the customer once.

Prices:
Retail Price:$31
Amazon:$28
Ebay:$40
Awards:
Mensa Select Winner 2012

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