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Monday, July 31, 2017

Money Monsoon (2004)

Money Monsoon (2004)

Ratings

7.25 out of 10 with 6 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked

Description

Money Monsoon is a simple auction game with some twists. The board is simply a track, and each player has two pawns. The game ends when any one pawn reaches the end space, and the player with the most money then wins.

The turn player rolls an 8-sided die, and the result of the die roll is then auctioned using a silent bid (written on pieces of paper). The high bid wins but pays the second highest amount (like Knizia's Last Paradise), and that player can move one of their pawns the die roll amount. Money is paid to the die roller, unless they win in which case they pay the bank. Rolls of seven and eight have special properties. Moves can be made forward and backward, and this is relevant since when landing on another player's pawn, that owner of the pawn hit pays 50 points to the mover. There are bonuses for finishing in first, second, and third place also.

  • Designer: Reinhold Wittig
  • Artist: Wolfgang Friedrich
  • Publisher: Edition Perlhuhn (Göttinger Spiele)
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Number of Players: 4 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 10
  • Playing Time: 45
  • Mechanic: Auction/Bidding
  • Family: Tube Games
  • Alternate Names: Money Monsoon, Money Monsun

Reviews

7 out of 10
By
Surprisingly good blind bidding game.

7 out of 10
By
Rating is for "Markt" version. Blind bidding with a lot of tension - quite competitive and interactive. Would like to play again.

8 out of 10
By
An almost pure bidding-based game. Can be a little silly.
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