Will you find out
the Secret of the Goldsmith?
Money Maker is a push-your-luck board game
about the invention of banking, set in 17th century Amsterdam.
Every player is a banker. It is your goal to become the richest banker of them all. You become rich through investing. Luckily, you have an endless supply of credit to invest. But be careful of the turns of fate, a bankrun means all credit is due!
You play like this:
But be careful! The more credit is introduced into the economy, the more instable the economy becomes. If you cause a financial panic, you may need bailout...
Perfect luck and strategy balance, Never made the game feel unfair.
Very interesting concept!
No clear winner until the end.
Helping each other with fantasy money... Ecactly how the real world works!
The way it simply shows how money & credit works makes this a good game.
Very amusing snowball effects.
Add it to your regular game nights!
Supports 6 players with ease in a short time.
Will strengthen your friendships.
Its one of the best games me and my friends have ever played. You guys re-created "Settlers of Catan" but with a more sophisticated mechanism and dedicated explanation of our monetary system.
Playing the game was an entirely new experience to me. I find the monetary system confusing and cluttered. The game gave me an insight in the mechanics of the monetary system in a fun and joyful way.
Through this game I finally understood that the system I live in is just a game and the ones brave enough to gamble, will be the ones that win... After playing I see through the banking system.
The board visualises the city of Amsterdam with its canals. The city visualizes the flow of credit through an economy as well as functions as a playful balance sheet.
The canals function credit ratings. Every player starts in the outer ring. When bankers successfully pay off their credit, they upgrade to higher rating levels where they can take larger risks!