This free Credit Crunch board game from veteran business mag The Economist looks like it could be fun this holiday. The site supplies all the PDFs you need to print out the cards and board, all you have to do is supply four coins in lieu of dice. The aim is to be the last solvent player. Yeah right, good luck with that in real life too eh?
The aim is to be the last solvent player. In order to achieve this, players try to eliminate the competition. Risk cards encourage players to pick on each other. Players who cannot pay their fines may borrow from each other at any rate they care to settle on—for instance, 100% interest within three turns. They should negotiate with the other players to get the best rate possible. Players who cannot borrow must either go into Chapter 11 or be taken over.