High Society

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Min Players: 
3
Max Players: 
5
Time: 
15

Description

Live it up, but don't get caught at the end of the night with empty pockets. In this economic game, players are trying to acquire luxury objects. In a wonderful twist that introduces great financial literacy teaching opportunities, at the end of the game the player with the least cash on hand is automatically eliminated from victory consideration. A powerful lesson in spending and saving, this game shows kids that there is a need for moderation. Sure, you might be living it up at the club and spending lavishly, but if you end up broke at the end of the night all the friends you thought you were making are going to disappear.

Additional complexity is added through an auction mechanism that does not allow players to make change as they increase their bids. Every player has the exact same denominations of bills to start the game, so careful planning and manipulation of bids to leverage those set amounts makes a huge difference.