What is Tradewala

War! Politics! Gender Inequality! The Environment! Education!  Which of today’s social topics is most important to you and which would you trade away? 

Tradewala is a frenzied party card game that raises our social IQ! Every day, we’re faced with news headlines or social topics that affect us. Tradewala folds these topics into a trading game with auction-style speed. It creates a crazy fun environment with friends, family or even strangers, that organically sparks interesting conversation after rounds of exciting gameplay.

A “wala” is an expert in a particular skill. Are you fast enough to be named the Tradewala?

In this addicting and adrenaline-packed game, players start with 9 satirical cards representing 8 different social topics and blindly trade with one another, simultaneously, until one player collects all 9 cards of the same social topic. Now quick – sound the bell! 

Strategy comes into play with how many cards to trade, which social topic to trade, with whom to trade and how quick and loud the players are. Get ready to be rowdy! Checkout our video below on how to play.

The Bull and Bear

What's up with the bull and bear on our design? The bull and bear mascots represent the commonly used terms of bull and bear markets or trading methods in the exchange trading world.

They are also important symbols of our hometown sport teams in Chicago, Illinois.

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Watch the video below for How To Play Tradewala Game

*UPDATED RULES: Players can trade 1 to 8 cards, instead of only 1 to 4 cards.  When playing with 3 to 4 players, players can elect to trade mixed social topic cards in each trade, instead of only trading the same social topic per trade.

Or Click Here for Step by Step Instructions

Giving Back

We want social outreach to be a part of what we stand for at Tradewala so we have partnered with non-profit organizations. One of which, Bookwallah, creates libraries around the world to bring the magic of storybooks to orphans and children of trauma so their sense of possibility, hope, and imagination can come to life. We are committed to share Tradewala with the rest of the world. We know you will love this game as much as we do!


Where can I buy Tradewala?

You can purchase the game on our website by clicking "Buy Now" in the top header and order as many as you want. Don’t forget friends and family!

You can also purchase Tradewala at Chicagoland Games, Games Plus, Omega Station, Gamers World, and Amazon.

Will there be future editions of the game?

We have content and ideas for 4 – 5 future editions/versions. We would love to get your input and ideas as well!

How many players can play at one time?

Anywhere from 3 to 8 players for a single game. Tradewala can also be played tournament style so there is no limit to how many people can enjoy it. Just get one game set for every 6 to 8 players.

What if we don’t want to be loud? Is there a quiet way to play the game?

Yes, there is a quiet “Library” method that uses simple hand gestures to trade between players.

What is the age range?

12 years and up

How long does it take to learn and play?

Learning the game only takes a minute. How long the game lasts depends on the points goal. If the goal is 475 points, the game could last 20 – 25 minutes. The game will take less time if playing to 300 points.

What is your return policy?

If you hate the product or it showed up damaged, contact us at support@tradewalagame.com and we'll be happy to talk.

Who do I contact for business or media inquiries?

Email us at media@tradewalagame.com.

View our press release here.

Got an idea?

Let us know if you have an idea for a new theme, suite, or other improvements to the game.