Introduced in 1903, Gavitt's Stock Exchange® was a hit with American game players and instantly became one of the most popular games of its time.
GAVITT'S STOCK EXCHANGE™ is one of the most exciting and popular games ever invented. Deal and trade your cards to corner the railway stock market. Be the first to get all the cards of one railway line, call out “Topeka” and you’ll win the hand!
The spirit behind Gavitt's Stock Exchange was the successful American entrepreneur, inventor and marketing genius, Harry E. Gavitt. Originally, Harry invented Gavitt's Stock Exchange to provide a promotional item to his customers. It was such a smash hit, that many game companies rushed to develop imitations. In fact, you can still find elements of Harry's unique game mechanics in some of today's most popular games.
During his lifetime, Harry E. Gavitt ran a number of business ventures out of Topeka, Kansas. From the Gavitt's System Regulator, “…for kidney, liver, stomach and blood troubles,” to his automatic envelope stuffing machine, “…capable of handling 15,000 envelopes per hour,” Harry's ideas and attitude exemplified the true American spirit.
After disappearing from the game scene for nearly a century, Gavitt's Stock Exchange was rediscovered by Australian game collector, Tony Fatseas. Tony took it upon himself to keep the spirit alive by creating an exact replica of the game, right down to the finest detail.
And now, you can enjoy the fun and excitement of Gavitt's Stock Exchange— the first title in the Heirloom Game Series from Out of the Box Publishing.