Just to head off any confusion, this post is not about the “Bean Trading” game, aka Bohnanza, a popular modern card game, nor about The Glass Bead Game, a famous novel by Herman Hesse.

The Bead Trade Game from Hannah Braun-Allen is not described on the site, other than being a hobby game for beaders, and a list of components, which do not include the beads.

Near as I can make out, you actually ante your own beads and can win or lose them from other people.