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Creature Features (1975) is a similar game from RGI that uses essentially the same "inspired by Monopoly" game system as Movie Moguls but with the theme focused specifically on horror movies.

Here are a few differences observed between Movie Moguls (1971 rules) and Creature Features:

* Movie Moguls has a larger board with 31 spaces and more films (20)
* The Creature Features board only has 16 films and 30 spaces

(As a result, the Creature Features board has a higher percentage of "card draw" spaces -- 13 of 30 compared to Movie Mogul's 10 of 31. In addition, a player landing on one of their completed productions in Creature Features gets to make a card draw.)

* Movie Moguls has three Star cards per movie
* Creature Features has two "star" (Ghoul Agency) cards per movie

* There are only three spaces on the Movie Moguls board that allow you to draw Star cards
* There are four spaces on the Creature Features board that allow you to draw Ghoul Agency cards

(As a result of these two differences, productions can be completed more quickly in Creatures Features. Completing a production means obtaining the Title card and all related star cards. This results in higher "rent" costs [in Monopoly terms] when other players land on the space. Also, completed productions can earn awards, which further increase "rent" values.)

* Landing on a Star Agency space in Movie Moguls allows you to draw four Star cards.
* Landing on a Ghoul Agency space in Creature Features allows you to draw three Ghoul Agency cards.

The first player to land on a film's space on the board has the option to buy the film at its listed price. If the player declines to buy the film, it is put up for auction with a starting price of half the production value.

* In Movie Moguls, the player who declined to buy at full price can then bid in the auction to attempt to get a bargain price.
* Creature Features prevents this practice by instead providing that the player who declines to buy the film cannot participate in the auction.

* Selling a production back to the bank in Movie Moguls only pays 80% of the production's value listed on the card and the board.
* Selling a production back to the bank in Creature Features pays a production's full listed value.

* When a player goes bankrupt in Movie Moguls (for example, cannot pay the "rent" for landing on another player's production), the bankrupt player's cards go to the player to whom the debt is owed.
* When a player goes bankrupt in Creature Features, all of that player's cards are auctioned off by the bank (it is not clear if this is done as a bulk lot or card by card).

If you have noted any additional differences, please post them here!
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