by: Brian Lamacraft
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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Pawn Stars is a Facebook game based on the television show. Build your pawn shop empire and make the best deals to grow your business with pawn Stars oN Facebook.
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Pawn Stars Basics
With Pawn Stars you own a growing pawn shop. Like the television show, you need to wheel and deal to make money for your shop without losing too much on bad deals. People will come into your shop with various goods to sell. Some of the items will be nice while other you’ll want to pass on. If you are not sure about the item, you can click, get a brief description and even ask an expert. If the expert says the item is worth more you can expect the seller to up their price. Asking an expert has risks but it can also pay off if you have a rare item come into your shop.
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Your Pawn Shop
As you play Pawn Stars you’ll unlock various parts of your store. For example, you’ll get access to more shelves and displays for your pawn items. With the stock room option, you can place all your excess items that you want to sell at a later time. Shop decorations aren’t available yet but they should soon be added to the game since there’s a decorations option in the interface. Customers will arrive at your store on a periodic basis so choose from the ones you want to deal with. You can also rename your store at the top of the page.
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When a customer brings the item into the store you have the option of buying it for the price they want but any good pawn shop dealer is going to want to haggle with the customer. You have a couple attempts to get a lower price out of the customer before they will leave your shop. You can also ask an expert which is ideal if you think the item is worth a great deal of money and you can make a good profit on it. At level six you can clean items which makes it easier to make a sale. Customers will also come into your store with a mood so pick ones with a better mood to increase your chances of getting a lower price on the item you want. As you play you'll also gain prestige from the items you buy which will unlock new content later on in the game and help you level up.
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Pawn Stars features an average interface and there's not a lot of choices to make so the game is easy to move around in. At the bottom of the screen you'll find items you own that haven't been put onto your store displays yet. You cna use the arrow keys to move around the store some. It would be nice if the store was bigger with more room to move around in. A 360 view of the store would be ideal but overall its not too bad.
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The game features a soundtrack and the graphics are decent for a Facebook game. it would be nice if the items had a bit more detail to them. You can change the look of your avatar but there's not many options.This is your basic Facebook graphics here with Pawn Stars.
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On the multiplayer side you can visit the stores belonging to your friends and cheer up their customers. This helps them make more money since happy customers are more likely to take a lower price on an item. Once you get the item cleaning options friends can help clean items too. Overall Pawn Stars features the same basic multiplayer functions as most Facebook games.
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Game Play and Conclusion
Overall Pawn Stars is a nice game. There's a nice bit of strategy to the game and it can be fun to see how much you can make from different items in the game. The store could be larger with some more interactivity to it. There's a wide selection of different items in the game to add to your shop to try and sell. On the downside there's just not enough customers coming into your store. You only get eight customers every six hours which isn't much for a game like this one. They do bring different items but you would expect to see more of them an a regular basis. Adding more customers to the game would add to the game play. pawn Stars has the makings of a good game with some work on the core of the game.
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All images from Pawn Stars
Source: Article is author's own experiences playing Pawn Stars on Facebook.