Pit Game

How To Play Pit

Pit Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

3 - 7
Play Time
30 MIN
You ready for the fast and crazy trading to begin? The card game pit is a great game to get everyone yelling trying to trade the best cards just like in the real stock market. Like number of cards are traded for like number of cards but you don't know what you're getting. Other special cards put a twist in the game.

The game is designed to simulate trading in a stock exchange, and the objective is to be the first player to collect a full set of nine cards of the same commodity. Pit can be played with modified rules to suit the preferences of the players. For example, some players may choose to allow trading only for specific commodities, or to limit the number of trades per round.

Pit is a great card game for families, friends or parties and is easy to learn how to play. If you have never played Pit before, you'll definitely have to give this card game a try. Check out the rules and instructions for more information about this frenzied trading game.
The game Pit should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • 65 Trading Cards
  • A Bell (optional)
  • Official Pit Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The object of the card game Pit is to corner the market on Hay, Corn, Rye, Barley, Oats, Wheat and Flax by trading cards with other players.
How to Win
Perparation: The dealer shuffles the cards and deals them to the players face down. The number of cards dealt to each player depends on the number of players. In a game of 4-6 players, each player is dealt 9 cards. In a game of 7-10 players, each player is dealt 8 cards. In a game of 11-12 players, each player is dealt 7 cards.

Game Play: The object of the game is to be the first player to collect a full set of nine cards of the same commodity. The dealer rings the bell to start the game, and players begin trading cards with each other, trying to collect a full set. The trading is done in a frantic manner, with players shouting out the number of cards they want to trade and the commodity they are trading for. For example, a player might shout "Two wheat for one sugar!" or "Three corn for one soybean!"

Once a player has collected a full set of nine cards of the same commodity, they shout "Corner on [commodity name]!" and the round ends. The first player to collect a full set scores points based on the number of players in the game. In a game of 4-6 players, the first player to collect a full set scores 100 points. In a game of 7-10 players, the first player to collect a full set scores 150 points. In a game of 11-12 players, the first player to collect a full set scores 200 points.

The game continues with players trading cards and trying to collect sets until one player reaches 500 points. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Please keep in mind that the official Pit rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Pit. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Abby says:

Love how simple Pit is to learn how to play. The game rules aren't complicated at all. Games are fun and short and a rematch is a must. I love trying to sneakily trade the bad cards. Great card game!
Biggie Cheese says:

Bruh me and my homie both had the 9 cards and I pressed the bell first, does he get points too?
Jack says:

I have played a lot of card game but never this one until I went to an extended family reunion. Holy fun! This is such a chaotic game as everyone scrambles to get what they need. I think it is now my favorite game. Some people like to set different rules and make sure you are clear on how to play before you start. Totally recommend it.
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