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Market Day

Market Day

For years I remembered playing some sort of farming game. I remembered the board and the cut-out animals. But I couldn't remember the name of the game... until I searched for FARM in eBay. Market Day was the name of that game and I've just purchased one for my daughter.

For ages 5-10. For 2-4 players, Market Day contained tractor-shaped playing pieces. You moved around the board collecting animal cards. Once you had four or five cards of a particular animal, you were allowed to land on one of the Market Day squares to redeem your cards for one of the cut-out animals. These cut-outs were placed in the corresponding spot in your selected 'farm' (one of four in the centre of the board).

Watch out for run-away animals and flat tires!

The winner was he who completed his farm with one each of horse, pig, sheep and cow.


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Market Day Last post by remember
29 February 2008

Do You Remember Market Day?

Do You Remember Market Day?

  • Anonymous user
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    We rediscovered this game today and it was bloody brilliant! We had also lost the rules so played the adapted adult version... Only allowed a total of 7 animal cards, so once you have 7 you have can only swap for more preferred cards. On the gambling square we played a game of pontoon and the winner won 2 cards of their choice. You had to roll the exact number to get to market. best game ever.
  • Anonymous user
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    EDIT: Gambling Farmers... doesn't read right... "The gambling farmers indicates that the player receives one card from each of the other players at the players' discretion."
  • Anonymous user
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    Sort out the animals cards into four separate piles - face up. Each player puts a tractor on START. Game starts with youngest player. Roll dice and move acordingly. More than one tractor can occupy one square. When landing on square showing ONE animal, take ONE card of that animal. Two animals indicate TWO cards. Three animals indicate THREE cards (if cards run out, then no cards received). Square which shows farmer with a tyre and a tractor in the background is a puncture (miss a turn). Square with an animal walking out of fenced area indicates an escaping animal - player must return the relevant card to the pile (if s/he doesn't have one, nothing happens). The crowing cock brings luck - player takes one card of his/her choice. The gambling farmers indicates that the player receives one card from each of the other players at their discretion. The cards are vouchers. You need FOUR cards of the same animal to purchase the cut-out for your farm board. The purchase can take place only at one of the four markets situated in the four corners of the board. Exact throw is not needed but extra points are given up. Exchange four cards for one cut-out and cards are returned to the pile. Place the cut-out in the correct place in the player's farmyard. The market with the green flag allows players to purchase TWO animals providing that s/he has the relevant cards. A player can only hold a maximum of FIVE cards per animal, and may not hold cards of that animal once s/he has the cut-out in his/her farmyard. Winner is the player to complete his/her farmyard with cut-outs.
  • Anonymous user
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    My mum still has our copy of Market Day. I was going to play it with my son but unfortunately we have lost the rules :( Don't supose anyone could let me have a copy