Explorium puts you in the hot seat of the world’s most risky and rewarding business...exploration and mining! Role-play as chairman and president of a junior exploration company. You must acquire un-tapped resources of copper, silver and GOLD— the king of metals and the metal of kings! The fluctuations of the Metal Market Index will test your presidential ability to keep profits soaring. Meanwhile your competitors will be working feverishly to intimidate and threaten your projects by playing that elusive ace up their sleeve...the Global News Wire card. In addition to staking claims all over the globe and expanding your influence in foreign nations, keep your drills to the ground for rumblings of possible joint-ventures and hostile takeover opportunities. Acquiring select properties allows you to expand your empire and not only produce profits from your mines, but also from playing the Metal Market Index to your advantage. Do you have the savvy and grit to build your penny trading junior exploration company to a full grown mining powerhouse? Selling Highlights - Fun introduction to gold market - Real-world events - Anticipation of finds - Classic bank/credit notes Appeals to - Budding geologists - Investors, miners and entrepreneurs - Stock speculators or risk-takers - Negotiators, bidders and table-talkers Explorium is the only official mining board game endorsed by publicly listed corporations.