While everyone else is standing in Black Friday lines hoping for the best deals, we’re kicking back in the basement enjoying some board games. Eric Summerer from The Dice Tower joins us to talk about his favorite games about money, economics, and business. And then, as an added bonus, he’ll stick around and share four ideas for frugal holiday gaming fun. Want to spend some time with your family laughing and enjoying your time together? Take these recommendations from the co-host of the biggest board game podcast on earth.
And halfway through the show we’ll focus specifically on one brand new game that was made to teach basic financial concepts and money management. Australian based Life Sherpa Vince Scully joins us to talk about his new board game, also called Life Sherpa. Exploring how money and happiness interrelate, and how different personalities want to make different decisions throughout life, Life Sherpa has a fun, lightweight design to show how you can turn your money and time into value and happiness.
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<> Eric Summerer of The Dice Tower podcast
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Eric’s 5 Money/Business/Economic Games
Food Chain Magnate – Build a fast food empire!
Kitchen Rush – Cooperative game of running a restaurant.
Splendor – Collect and trade gems.
Gizmos – Creating inventions to build a faster/better machine.
Merchant of Venus – Trading and delivering goods around the galaxy.
Eric’s 4 Games for Holiday Parties and Family Fun
Decrypto – Safely share clues with your team without letting the opposing team in on your secret.
Cross Talk – Share clues with your team, half hidden and half out loud so the opposing team can hear.
Crappy/Happy Birthday – Give either good/bad gifts to your friends. Can also be given as an inexpensive gift.
Roll For It – Die rolling game with a Yahtzee feel.
<> Vince Scully: Life Sherpa Board Game
You can find more on Vince and LieSherpa at: LifeSherpa.com.au
Want to get on the waiting list for Vince’s board game? Email him at: Vince@LifeSherpa.com.au
<> Doug’s Trivia
- What was the first board game to get it’s own computer game version?
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Always love the show!!! Matter of fact, I thought about going back to finish my degree so I can actually teach someone something. At least my kids fall asleep from boredom after listening to the show. So thanks for that! But now, who was the lady that helps in finding scholarships? Doug, I’d love for you to meet my sister . She just had most of her teeth replaced from the mule that kicked her. Long story, we don’t even own a farm but hit me up and I’ll explain what some might consider her “short comings”.
This may be our best comment ever. The woman you’re referring to, Matt, is Pam Andrews, the Scholarship Shark. That’s the good news. The bad news is that she might not like being in the same comment including donkey commentary. 🙂