The Five Greatest Financial Board Games
In a really cool series of articles at The Simple Dollar, Trent gives his picks for the best money-related board games of all time.
Puerto Rico by Rio Grande Games
Many of you have probably never heard of it, and that's a true shame, because it may be the most elegant board game ever created. It is a complete simulation of a nation's economy packed into an incredibly fun and easy to play game that takes about an hour or so to play. Read complete review …
Acquire by Avalon Hill
Acquire is deliriously fun and a great abstraction of how the real market works. If you want the challenges and the joys of stock investing in a board game form, Acquire is a wonderful choice. Read complete review …
Modern Art by Mayfair Games
This is the best version of an open market I've ever seen in a game – plus it's incredibly fun to play. If you want to teach (and learn about) the open market to someone, this is easily the most enjoyable way to do it. Read complete review …
Monopoly by Milton Bradley
For many of us, Monopoly is the game that pops in our heads when the phrase "board game" is mentioned. Rainy afternoons and marathon games of Monopoly were rites of passage when I was growing up. Read complete review …
The Game of Life by Milton Bradley
The Game of Life is a simple game that can be played in an hour and provides great insight into many of the financial issues that an average life can have. Throughout the game, there are countless opportunities to learn about and teach key personal finance issues. Read complete review …
That’s a really fun and informative list, and by the way, The Simple Dollar is a very good blog that covers the world of personal finance. Most of us can certainly use some help in that area, and Trent offers a huge amount of very useful information, all presented from a uniquely personal perspective.
Note: This is an archive post; it was originally published on December 22, 2006.