Pit is a fast-paced card game designed to simulate open outcry bidding for commodities. If you are familiar with this classic game, be aware that we don’t necessarily play by the rules, as written. We use the game as a way for students to learn about trade, simple negotiations, and focusing on the economic principle of comparative advantage. In this variation we use the concept of trade from Pit but NOT the Pit cards. Additionally, there is no buyer or seller needed. The purpose of this variation is to give your students the opportunity to practice the art of the trade while also getting to know their peers.




  • Blank Notecards - 7 per student
  • YE Currency



  • This variation of Pit can be used throughout the school year in a number of ways.
  • It is best to do Pit with Name Cards within the first couple of days of class.


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