Sunday, February 28, 2016

Affluence (1986)

Affluence (1986)


3.66667 out of 10 with 3 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


A game of Real Estate speculation... actually three games in one... each one slightly more advanced.

In Agent, players roll the die and move around the board listing properties. This is a simple race game to see who can list the most properties before they run out.

In Real Estate PLUS, players not only list, buy, and sell properties, but they also manage stocks. The winner in this version is the player who bankrupts the other players.

In Affluence more complexity is added. Loans, Savings Accounts, stock dividends, and insurance are added to the 'Real Estate PLUS' game. The winner is the person with the most net worth at the end of the game (one year of simulated time) or the player who bankrupts his competitors.

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Affluence Games Inc.
  • Year Published: 1986
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 120
  • Category: Economic
  • Mechanic: Roll / Spin and Move, Set Collection
  • Alternate Names: Affluence


3 out of 10
I really like money games... but this one is a chore.

5 out of 10
A friend of mine designed this when he was 15, so I got to playtest it quite a bit as a kid. Sure its outdated by todays standards but it was a lot of fun for me. Basically a Monopoly variant.

3 out of 10
Nothing special, as I recall, but not a bad monopoly-ish game either.
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