Tamper is a unique and innovative stock market game that combines elements of board games and traditional stock market simulations into an original and fun experience.
The game is quite straightforward: as a stock trader, your goal is to maximize your profit. You will spend most of the game watching stock price fluctuations, new companies on the market, and existing companies being taken over. As the name implies, for the right price you can ‘tamper’ with the stock price – manipulate the market, in other words. The kinds of tampering you can do are much more varied than in COSMI’s older Inside Trader, but the idea behind it is similar. The board game elements are found in that companies’ locations on the board determines whether it can expand or acquire adjacent firms. The amount of activity in the company’s stock (and hence, degree of profits you can make) is also represented visually.
I find Tamper a highly unique and fun game that should appeal to fans of Monopoly and stock market sims alike. It’s unconventional, but it’s very enjoyable especially when played against three other human players. Recommended!Reviewed by: Underdogs