How To Play

Here are instructions on how to play:

Option 1

The Bank
Appoint 1 player as banker to ensure that overdrafts and monies are calculated.

To Play the Game
The first player should throw the two regular dice and from “Start” should proceed along the board with their chosen hardhat counter. The aim is to generate as much money as possible to enable you to purchase building plots and house stages whilst trying to avoid landing on costly places. Two or more players can share the same place on the game board. Only players in credit may buy building plots or house stages, as these cannot be purchased from your overdraft. Players exceeding the £10,000 overdraft limit must forfeit the game.

Building Credit Notes
Each time you pass “Start” you must select a Builders Credit Note from the top of the pile to see the amount of money you may collect from the bank.

Building Notices
When you land on a Builders Notice Space on the game board you must select the top card from the Building Notices pile and follow the instructions on the card.

House Stages & Building Plots
House Stages and Building Plots may only be purchased when landing on a Building Notice. To purchase either a House Stage or Building Plots you must first throw a “double” using the Special Symbol Dice. i.e. 2 hammers, 2 saws or 2 screwdrivers.

The Board Game
The Housebuilder game is based on the reality of house building. 2 – 4 players may play. All players start with a  £10,000 overdraft limit. From the “Start” proceed along the board, in turn, collection money to buy building plots and stage build your home. Each time you pass “Start” you should select a “Builders Credit” card from the pile and collect the amount of money stated on the card. The first player to successfully complete a house wins the game.

Money Denominations
6 x £100 – 40 x £500 – 50 x £1,000 – 30 x £5,000 – 10 x £10,000

How To Play

Guide to terminology.

Decision making.

Ways to play

This is a government tax which is refunded on your house.

You are fined a sum of money for a breach in the planning regulations.

The prices and the order in which to add the building stages are marked on the board.

The sum of 10% of the building plot is paid back to the owner.

This is a sum of money paid to you which is connected with the warrantee on your house.

When landing on a “building notice” you may purchase more than one stage subject to monies available. However, extra stages purchased cost double the amount shown

If you decide to buy more than one stage at a time and then go into debt your house is repossessed and you must go back to the foundation stage.

When landing on a “canteen break” the player has the option to travel round the low risk or high risk area at the next throw of the dice. Players that do not “land” on the “canteen break” must follow the figure of eight playing area.

When a player is in possession of a “Get out of trouble” card they may sell or auction the card to other players.

The game can only be played using the spotted dice only. This would make the game shorter if time is limited.

The game can be played using the spotted and the symbol dice.

Build a house using ten staged (Inc. Building plot)

Build half a house – Bungalow using six stages. This will make a shorter game if time is limited.