Math Trade

Fire & Ice 2023 – The Math Trade| BoardGameGeek
The 2023 Fire & Ice convention (in Manitowoc, WI) is fast approaching, and our tradition – for many years now – is to have a no-ship math trade. Past years’ trades have been hugely successful, with hundreds of items on offer and usually with a high percentage trading (typically 25-30%).

Request list:

Actual trade list:

We will be meeting up on Saturday at noon in the Atrium to exchange games traded and you’ll either need to be in attendance or have someone proxy (drop off and pick up) for you at the meet-up. Please make sure that you’re there or someone is there for you.

*A BGG account is required to participate – accounts are free.

What is a math trade?

Check out this page on BGG for additional information. The following paragraph is from their website:

“This is a trade between a whole bunch of people at once, using an algorithm to decide who should send their game to whom. Because of the algorithm used, you can only get a game you prefer over what you started with. (Or at worst, you may just keep your original game.)

Sometimes this kind of trade is called a “mathematical no-risk trade list.” This is just a longer name for the same thing.”