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Bernard Hopkins
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Could I please have some recommendations for games that include money management and payouts/paydays etc. I’ve been playing Chicago Express a lot lately and find that my group really likes this aspect of the game. I also have Caylus which has a tight money system and paydays but I think that may be a little too abstract and rules heavy, though I may give it a try. I also have Acquire that I’ll be trying out soon but don’t think that it will go down as well as Chicago Express has.

All ideas welcome...
 
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Three suggestions are
- Power Grid multiple things to buy (fuel, resource, power stations) and limited income dependant on your choices.
- Le Havre
- Age of Industry
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While I'm not really familiar with these games I do know that the 18xx line of games are more about money and stock purchasing then laying railtracks.
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Eric Brosius
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My favorite 18xx game for six players is two games of 1846 with three players each.
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Power Grid
Empire Builder
Saint Petersburg
Outpost
Merchant of Venus
Acquire

and I'll agree with 18XX, which though they have many tough decisions are fairly concrete.
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Power Grid is definitely something you should check. If you liked Chicago Express, take a look at Airlines Europe, too.
 
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Automobile comes to mind.
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Definitely Power Grid.
 
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+1 for Power Grid.

Also have a look at Poseidon.
 
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Not sure if it's what your looking for but Strabourg definitely has a money management aspect.
 
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You might want to give Imperial a shot. It's very similar in a number of ways to Chicago Express, and managing money is a huge portion of the game (especially if you play the advanced game without the investor card). Like Chicago Express, Imperial is also a game about investing in various companies/nations and controlling their behavior for maximum payout.
 
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after playing Container it is always the first game i think of when i see these questions
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Wealth of Nations could also fit, though it might be hard to find.
 
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My first two thoughts were Saint Petersburg and Caylus Magna Carta, both good games. SP is more about paydays and building an engine that creates money. CMC is definitely simpler than Caylus, but is still a great medium-weight strategy game.

Money is also tight in Notre Dame, but as with CMC it's not so much about paydays and economic engines.

Navegador might be worth a look.

Alternatives to Acquire would include Airlines Europe and Lords of Vegas.
 
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peakhope wrote:



Alternatives to Acquire would include Airlines Europe and Lords of Vegas.


I +1 these two:

Airlines Europe (2-5p)
Lords of Vegas (2-4p)

both are great fun, both scale well.
 
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Brass: Lancashire

You will need to take loans, and develop industry to increase your income from zero. You will need to build industries that are in demand in order for them to be of game value.

Steam

Loans are necessary to get off the ground, and you will need to pay them back.
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I'll second (or third or whatever) Power Grid, with caveats. The game is very "mathy"; a winning strategy can involve planning several full rounds in advance when making decisions about what plants to bid on (and how much), how much raw materials to buy and when, and how many cities to power in any given round. This is NOT a "gateway Euro" by any stretch. Also, PG is poor with 2 players and marginal with 3; the game really shines when 4 or 5 players are competing for the best power plants and the limited city spaces on the board. With 3 players the competition for cities is more limited as everyone can eventually build everywhere, and with 2 players competition for cities is virtually nonexistent; the one-player-per-city restriction of the early game is lifted long before it really hampers either player.

The wife and I just got The Pillars of the Earth and find it very enjoyable. Money in the form of Gold is a key part in the game, but it's simply tracked on the board with markers, with no actual coinage to have and to hold. There are resources, though, which are bits, and have value and must be closely managed as in most any game.

At The Gates of Loyang is another one we enjoy when we're in the right mood. You grow and harvest vegetables, then sell them to make your money and advance in the game. Its medium-heavy weight, both in rules complexity and "thinkiness", is comparable to Power Grid but its 2- and 3-player is much better.

 
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qwertymartin wrote:
Automobile comes to mind.

I second this one. It's a game about pushing money foward where money not spent in getting more cars rolling is bad money. But unlike many other games there's not a big snowball and growth is not exponential, making everything tight and fun to play.

If you like the payout of your shares in Chicago Express then you will like the sales system here so I highly recommend it. It's a very interesting game and not very complex, I have dropped it on lots of non-gamers with wonderful results.


I do not like Power Grid because of it's catch-up mechanism, it makes the game all about it instead of efficiency or growth, which is a shame.
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I do not like Power Grid because of it's catch-up mechanism, it makes the game all about it instead of efficiency or growth, which is a shame.


You need to play Outpost, which fortunately for you has just been re-issued in a beautiful new edition.

The main complaints about it are that there is no explicit catch-up mechanism. I'm guessing that won't be a problem for you!
 
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Karnaxis

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Prêt-à-Porter comes to mind. It was developed in Poland to teach financial management so basic business modelling is wrapped around the fashion industry to give it a broad appeal. Collections of designs are judged at each fashion show based on different criteria, such as, Trends, Quantity, Public Relations and Quality while payouts are based on the ranking of collections in each show. Players are encouraged to manage short term investments in employees, buildings, designs and contracts along with long term investments in their 'Brand' in order to win.

Video overview is here http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/11310/pret-a-porter/pret-...
 
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No one has said Monopoly?

It's fairly inexpensive, plays well with 2-8 players, lasts a couple of glorious hours and deals with money and property management.
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Eric Brosius wrote:
General_Norris wrote:
I do not like Power Grid because of it's catch-up mechanism, it makes the game all about it instead of efficiency or growth, which is a shame.


You need to play Outpost, which fortunately for you has just been re-issued in a beautiful new edition.

The main complaints about it are that there is no explicit catch-up mechanism. I'm guessing that won't be a problem for you!

Haha, unfortunatedly it seems it won't work with my small group (3-4 players) which is a shame.
 
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You need to get some more gaming on the side (with another group) for the games your primary group won't play.
 
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Eric Brosius wrote:
You need to get some more gaming on the side (with another group) for the games your primary group won't play.

Haha, I'm trying to but I'm a picky gamer and new victims, err, players are hard to find!!

I'm actually trying to get more people in, tough I'm not having too much luck. The rest of my friends are not that involved so I'm going to look somewhere else.

You must have a lot of groups because you have a great play record! As soon as I discover how to add you to my geekbuddies you are in!
 
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