A new Monopoly inspired board game has made it's way onto the UK market, aimed at the new generation looking to make a billion rather than a million. It will be released in the US this summer, when business students will have there chance to furiously defend there faux business empires. Here is a description of the game from The Economist.THE most famous board game of them all, “Monopoly”, was launched during the Depression. This crisis may not produce anything quite as successful, but it has also spawned a crop of new financial games.
“Billionaire Tycoon”, is one engaging example. You are an entrepreneur who has been wiped out by the crash; you win when you have £1 billion on hand through the strategic acquisition of cash- generating firms, starting with car washes and pet shops and building up to oil rigs and private banks. Along the way, you can bargain, trade, steal, borrow and even engineer military coups to gain businesses and outfox opponents. Its co-creator, Shameek Upadhya, says his entrepreneur friends like to play—as do, apparently, their children.
If you are on your way to becoming a billionaire tycoon then your probably not wasting your time playing this board game, but if your not then this a fun upgraded Monopoly. Not content with a house in Mayfair? Then how about investing in a casino in Switzerland.
So here is your chance to be a Billionaire Tycoon. Well, sort off...