Pit is a fast-paced card game for three to eight players, designed to simulate open outcry bidding for commodities. Pit has no turns, and everyone plays at once.


Players trade commodities among one another by each blindly exchanging one to four cards of the same type. The trading process involves calling out the number of cards one wishes to trade until another player holds out an equal number of cards. The two parties then exchange the cards face down.


When a player has nine cards of the same commodity, they will call out "Corner on..." the commodity they have obtained, ending the round and ringing the bell in the middle of the play area.  That player then earns points equal to the number value of the commodity they "went out" with.