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Richard Morgan
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For some reason Container has become my group's favourite game. The interaction and real worldliness of the gameplay seem to be hit factors.

Are there any similar games? Maybe not even specifically economic games, but something that has the same feel?
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Dennis Bingham
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Le Havre comes to mind? Maybe a little TOO similar....Other than that, Brass: Lancashire
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Richard Morgan
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Already bought, played and sold those two!

Now that you've mentioned them, however, I think the relative simplicity of Container helps too. That's where Le Havre and Brass fell down.
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Although it is not as simple as Container, Masters of Venice has ways to effect the markets of 6 different goods. It is more of a commodity speculation game and takes a lot more to learn however. (never mind on that then, Masters of Venice is more difficult to learn than Le Havre)

Chicago Express might be the way to go then.

Easy to learn, you dip into each other's stocks and the auctioning of those stocks greatly effects there value.

It's also very quick to play. Shorter than Container.


 
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I still think the Masters of Venice suggestion was a good one.

It's really not difficult at all, it's just easy to forget X moves up when you do this and down when you do that, that kind of thing. A good player aid will really help.

It's such a great value too, it's amazingly cheap.
 
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In the wonderful game, Bonaparte at Marengo, this is how to get nasty Frenchies out of a village.
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Wealth of Nations is a fun economic game. Perhaps more macro- than maicroeconomic, but lots of fun.
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I would suggest Steam.
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Wealth of Nations or Planet Steam.
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While I have already "bought, played, and sold" Planet Steam, I agree that it is similar in scope to Container. I feel Container is a hojillion times more entertaining than Planet Steam, but enough people like it that there must be something to it.
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Planet Steam was my thought as well - it has a similar feel of needing to respond to the demands of the market to make money, with some feel of manipulating that market to your needs.
 
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Richard Morgan
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Muchas gracias todos.
 
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Everything is fungible.

Your only gains in the game come from what the other players let you do.
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richiebabes wrote:
Muchas gracias todos.


Hey Canadians don't speak Mexican.

My plan to divert this thread to RSP is underway. devil
 
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