Modern Art

Four types of auctions challenge players in this classic game of art speculation.


Buying and selling paintings can be a very lucrative business. Five different artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it’s the player’s task to be both the buyer and the seller, hopefully making a profit in both roles. Each player does this by putting a painting from their hand up for auction each turn. They get the money if some other player buys it, but must pay the bank if they buy it for themself. After each round, paintings are valued by the number of paintings of that type that were sold. The broker with the most cash after four rounds is the winner.

Part of the Knizia auction trilogy.


3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players

Game Length




Auctioning, Economic