The Game Of MONEY - A money governed game for 2 to 4 players
1. What is included in the game - One 100 square board; 4 game pieces, red, blue, green and yellow shaped like Squirrels; one box full of game money called the game bank and one 'record book' to record loans taken out of the game bank, player loans and winnings.
2. MONEY is a boardgame in which money, not a dice, determines movement.
3. MONEY TREES: It is played upon a 100 square (10 by 10) game board. Scattered randomly around the board (Wherever the board designers wish) are squares called 'Money Trees' with sums of game money printed upon them. When a player lands on a "Money Tree" they win the sum that is printed on the Money Tree square and take that ammount of money from the game bank
4. STARTING LOAN: Players begin by taking a loan of game money from the game bank. The ammount of money they take out is recorded in the record book and has to be paid back into the game bank with interest. The INTEREST RATE is set by the players at the beginning of the game as is the TIME LIMIT (how many turns) a player has to pay the money back.
5. They place their game pieces on one of the 4 corner squares of the board that are start squares.
6. They then use their money to buy movement on the board.
7. To move each square has a set price. For example, if the price of each square is a penny and you have a pound then you can move a 100 squares. The PRICE of squares, like the INTEREST RATE and the borrowing TIME LIMIT are set by the players before the game begins.
8. When a player pays to move they put the money they spend into the game bank. When they win money by landing on a Money Tree they take money from the Game bank.
9. A player can move their piece in any direction (Horizontally, Vertically or Diagonally)
10. A player may not get money from the same Money Tree more than once. In otherwords, as soon as you take money from a Tree it ceases to bear you fruit.
11. The aim of the game is, by using your MONEY wisely, to make the most money by landing on the most MONEY TREE squares (plus interest on any PLAYER LOANS you make).
12. When there is no money left in the game bank the player that has the largest share is the winner.
13. What if a player runs out of money during the course of the game?: Then they have to take out another Bank loan, which is recorded in the record book and which they have to pay back within the time limit set before the game.
14. What if a player can't pay back a Bank loan?: Then they're out of the game/have lost unless one of the other players is willing to make them a loan to pay off their bank loan called a PLAYER LOAN which is recorded in the record book but a player may only demand the same ammount of interest as they have set for a BANK LOAN and the time limit that their opponent has to pay off the loan must be the same time limit as with paying off a bank loan.
15. How do players keep record of the Money Trees they land on so that they avoid landing on the same Money Tree twice?: Each square on the board can have its number, from 1 to 100, marked in the upper right hand corner of the square. When a player has landed on a Money Tree they can record the square number in the record book.
16. What does the layout of a page of the record book look like - 4 columns, 1 for each player. Within each column, a subsection for recording loans - marked BL for Bank Loan or PL for player loan which are crossed off when they are paid off and a subsection for recording the numbers of MONEY TREE squares that a player has landed on (Perhaps a small grid representing the board upon which used Money tree squares can be ticked off.)