When you hear the term “Millionaire Maker” you may imagine a game of Monopoly or Scrabble where the goal is to create the biggest profitable property portfolio in the shortest amount of time. This may be the idea that are initially evoked in your mind, but the reality is that the Millionaire Maker is a card game and the goal is not to make the biggest property portfolio possible, it is to create the most profitable property portfolio that you can. The concept is similar to that of a video poker game in that you are building up your hand by acquiring new cards and placing them in the pot in hopes of hitting a huge property, called the “pot”. When you do hit this large property, then the pot will grow and you will become the new winner of the match!
Now, the way this game is played differs from the more common types of games you may have played before. Instead of having the goal is to build the biggest, most profitable property portfolio, the game is played to collect property, called the “royalties”, by paying the debt of the past players. Each time they do this, you move their deck, adding to your own collection! Of course, you have to watch out for the other players, who want to run off with all of the property in the pot and try to take all of the profits from the pot instead of just their own.
When you buy a property, you will generally receive ten to twelve cards. Typically you will also receive one to four property cards which represent the actual properties you have in the game. Depending on the game variation, some players will receive an additional twenty to fifty cards. The remaining Money Produce Card Game deck of cards should be laid out face down on the table in front of you. As you are playing, you can look at the cards and see what you have to do with them.
When you have reached the end of the round, each player may put down two of their property cards and put the remaining cards from the deck face up in the center of the table. Then you will take turns picking up one card from the piles and seeing if it is valid to play with that property. You may wish to build your property this way, especially if you have several properties to play with. If you have reached a winning situation, you may wish to end the game and take your turn at being the “iac” or “chievous” player.
If you are playing a variation where you are playing with the “time” component, you will move your piles around the playing field, making new property and playing it immediately. You will not have the option of discarding those cards as you do in the “time” version of the game. In this case, you will keep all of the cards and may use them later in order to build up a larger property. However, you must discard the cards before you can make new ones. That means you have to discard the cards when you get to ten or so, but you may wish to keep some of them for use later on in order to produce a more powerful set of cards.
If you are playing a variation where you are bidding against someone else, you will find the action fast paced and the bidding very intense. Bidders may be using up their entire buys before the game even begins. Once you have built up your property and purchased cards, you will be able to bid up to three times your investment. The action can be fast paced and exciting, as each bidder hopes that they have reached the maximum amount of money possible.
Each player starts the game with five properties, four of which are solid cards. You may wish to hold on to these cards until you get a chance to see how the market is behaving. Bidding runs quickly, so if you are holding onto some cards, it may be worth your while to play these before you promote them to other players. This way you can see what the demand for properties is, and how you should position yourself so that you can collect maximum points when you promote them. When you promote cards, you are getting rid of them from your hand so you only need a single property to play with.
In addition to the bidding, you may wish to play a little bit of skill to get ahead. If you can purchase three properties during the course of the game, for example, you should do so. Playing this way will allow you to build up a great amount of property credit, which credits can be used for purchasing more properties during the course of the game. You can also increase your earnings by producing the best looking properties during the course of the game. You can purchase property cards at the beginning of each round, and then use these property cards to create the best-looking properties available at that time.