Modern Art - An Auctioning Board Game CMON Games Edition
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the high-stakes world of fine art auctions, there`s nothing more beautiful than making a buck. In Modern Art, players take on the role of curators, buying and selling paintings for their museum.
Buying and selling paintings is a very lucrative business, at least that's what Hollywood's led us to believe, and that's the premise of this game. Five different artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it's the player's task to be both the buyer and the seller, hopefully making a profit in both roles. He does this by putting a painting from his hand up for auction each turn. He gets the money if some other player buys it, but must pay the bank if he buys it for himself. After each round, paintings are valued by the number of paintings of that type that were sold. The broker with the most cash after four rounds is the winner.
AWARDS & HONORS
2009 Tric Trac Nominee
2009 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee
2008 Vuoden Peli Adult Game of the Year Winner
2004 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Nominee
1993 Spiel des Jahres Recommended
1993 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner