Filthy Rich is a new card game from
Wizards of the Coast.
They claim it's 3D, but it's really "2-and-half-D;" that is,
there are four layers of 2D stuff. Anyway, it's a good game,
but, as is typical of card games with cards that "break" the
rules, interpretations of the rules are needed.
What follows below are my tinkers and interpretations.
They are not official.
In the 2-player game, I suggest requiring four luxuries
Other Variants/Optional Rules
- Selling Businesses: The rules say that one can
sell businesses at any time during one's turn before
the dice are rolled. It's not clear if this ought to be
allowed before luxuries are purchased. The rules pretty
much say that it can, however, so we are playing that way.
- Post-Holiday Sale: Other cards can be used to affect
this roll, for example, Unfortunate Fire. Moreover,
those cards also affect the other rolls during the turn.
- Shorty's and Swan Song: The larger production number
only occurs if both hits occur during the same roll of the
dice. For example, if a Post-Holiday Sale occurs
and Shorty's gets hit, then it gets hit again later in the
regular roll, each hit is worth $0.
- Blue-Chip Stock: This produces $1 at the beginning
of the action phase, after luxuries, but before anything else.
That is, the dollar can't be used for luxuries.
- Tic-Toc: If Tic-Toc is hit two or more times during
a single roll, it pays off for all of them, then boomerangs
back to the owner's hand. [The card expressly states this
rule, but I'm thinking of changing it. Tic-Toc is probably
the best company out there, so limiting it is good for balance.]
- Bubba's: If Bubba's is hit multiple times during a
turn, the owner can choose what to do with each hit successively.
He may add a marker then take the new, increased,
- Squat 'N Gobble: If the Squat 'N Gobble is hit for the fourth
time, one may not sell its sign, even if one has to pay taxes; it
provides its income and is removed before taxes.
- Luxury Tax: A player owning No Rabbits Here does not have
to pay taxes on his luxuries even if cards instruct him to.
Updated Nov. 3, 1998