Veel meer spelers dan deze twee zijn er nietBut remember to come back in September, so after an unusual break for more than a month everything will continue as normal. Still doing fine, but appreciate your warm concern in the meantime. Patting myself on the back for updating this site every single month since January 2009.

Speaking of Swiss clocks and ancient stock market wisdom, there’s a new trading game around. Tradingdoors. Created by Jeremy Chatelaine, who worked for years as lead engineer at trading software vendor Actant and created some video games as well. He should know how to program trading simulation software, and yes – it works like charm. Log in is a piece of cake with your LinkedIn account. No password hassle. Realtime price feed from BATS.

Yet, there are some serious drawbacks. Only stocks can be traded, which are not so hard to understand. Oldskool stock trading isn’t much in fashion these days. A matter of taste.

A more serious problem. The creators have overestimated the price people are willing to pay to join in. Ten dollars for a game where currently nothing can be won is too much. Competition without critical mass is dull. Tomorrow will be the start of a new competition. With only two other players, a bronze medal is in reach for me.