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Pingyao: First Chinese Banks

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During the Qing Dynasty, a time before coal-powered travel, citizens of Pingyao relied primarily on camels to cross through deserts, wilderness, plains, and cities to trade wealth and goods. The nation was divided, unable to operate an efficient economy. A national agency of bankers was established as a means to connect all of China. With a network of banking created, wealth began to accumulate, and the city of Pingyao became the financial heart of China.

Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is an economic dice-as-workers placement game in which players assume the role of famous Jin merchants in the Qing Dynasty. During the blossoming age of banking, players expand from Pingyao to open agencies across China, offering remittance services to businessmen in order to earn profits. The goal of the game is to build up money over eight rounds and be the wealthiest player by game's end.

Throughout the game, players must recruit reliable managers to oversee their agencies, which can grant powerful abilities. With cash in hand, players may deposit their earnings to gain interest or offer loans in exchange for government favors and fame. Pingyao: First Chinese Banks also includes a solo mode in which you are challenged by a series of quests.在道光年間,晉商首創了票號(銀行)並逐漸執掌中國金融界。這是一個現金流遊戲,玩家將會扮演一位晉商在一定的時間內(8個回合),經營自己的票號,派遣自己的掌櫃開票號、放款、做匯兌、培養人才、攀聲望、和官府合作,讓自己的票號開遍全中國。遊戲結束後誰是最成功的商人(分數最多)誰將獲得遊戲勝利。
—description from the publisher (Chinese)

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