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High Tea

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rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Strategy - Other
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drugs
british
historical
trading

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Feb 4, 2011 | 7:58 AM EST
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Author Comments

High Tea is a strategic plate-spinning game, you play an independent British smuggler selling opium in China's Pearl Delta.

Buy cheap and sell high to make a profit, but make sure you also obtain enough tea to keep Britain happy. You have ten years before the opium wars begin - can you make your fortune?

Based on historical events, this game also shines a light on a questionable episode in the history of the British Empire.

Reviews


HaileSelassieHaileSelassie

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice

Simple, pretty hard, and it nicely demonstrates two basic truths about markets: one, you cannot win this game by playing it safe (which I suspect is why we're given a maximum of two more boats than we really need- to risk forfeiting them). I tried staying completely out of risky areas. The game would have none of that. Two, in an immediate-run supply crisis, you're going to pay anything to get what you need. Near the end of the game I watched as the price of tea soared and I couldn't do anything but watch myself get fucked as I clicked the buy button as fast as possible to meet the deadline. It's an interesting balance between frustrating and addicting- lost four times, felt compelled to finish it.

It also has a nice bit of education in it, fun historical simulator. That's not something many games in general bring to the table. Didn't tell me anything I didn't know yet but that's okay.

On a final note, I managed to get over twice as many people hooked as during the actual opium wars. Should I feel proud of myself? Kinda conflicted there.


People find this review helpful!

dragon613dragon613

Rated 4 / 5 stars

very good yet difficult

it would help if you didnt lose happiness of the country so quickly



jcorrojcorro

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I'm guessing this was pretty hard make

But it ends up nicely, the game adjusts to your every move



bigdaddy843bigdaddy843

Rated 4 / 5 stars

HARD!!!

So i spent a long long time on this game. i got to the final shipment 4 times, missing the final one by 60 tea chests or something. . . so close. . .. so yes i find the game hard, i failed to change history and i'm fed up. Other than that, I LIKE IT LOTS!!!!



outof1upsoutof1ups

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nicely Done

Very interesting and fun game. You make trading imports and exports fun. Good for you, lol. I do have to agree though, the difficulty does become a little much, but who doesn't love a good challenge