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Teacher Fletcher
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What I mean is, I like games where the end condition is to end up with the most money, such as Acquire, Modern Art, and Intrige. I like that the "victory points" in these games are also the very things you must risk and use in order to win.


I am somewhat surprised because I am not a money-oriented person in real life. I'm not business-oriented and I don't like calculating figures. Still, I love these games.

A lot of it probably stems from my love of Poker.

Okay, so if I love these money games, which ones should I try next?
 
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Medici?
 
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Monopoly cool
 
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Perhaps a good betting game. I think "Royal Turf" is a great one and you can find it for a low prize. A blast with non gamers and it can be modified to allow betting with real money.
 
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If you like Acquire, give Shark a try. I played it for the first time this weekend and had a great time.
 
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Interesting! I experienced a similar duality when my wife and I played Dark Age of Camelot (an MMORPG). Of of the avenues you could take in the game was developing a skill in a particular tradeskill. I chose weaponcrafting, which would allow me to make high quality swords, axes and such for myself and friends.

As my skill increased (as a result of untold hours of mind-numbing button mashing), the demand for that skill increased accordingly. I quickly realized that I could make quite a profit from the sale of these weapons to people (player characters) in the game. From that point on, 90% of my focus in the game was as a weaponcrafter for hire. I loved dealing with customers, getting references, and building my fortune (which ended up being considerable).

In real life, I absolutely hate dealing with business matters. My brain just shuts down. I am sufficiently frugal with my money, abide by my budget, pay my bills on time...but beyond that, I couldn't care less.

Weird.
 
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For something pretty light ...
you could try Samarkand. Fun little game, although we don't seem to play it as much now as we did when we first got the game.
 
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Interesting indeed. My wife claims that she's better at games with money than those without. And I think she is actually
 
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Funny you should mention that
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Monopoly


It's funny you mention that. When I started getting into BoardGames, I had a problem with games that had play money. Games with chips or coins didn't seem to bother me at all. It was also a subconscious thing and I couldn't quite put my finger on the cause. I was initially reluctant to try St Petersburg during the last Origins because of it, but fortunately I tried it anyway.

I have reflected on my reluctance since then, and I am pretty sure it was from a deep rooted aversion to Monopoly.
 
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