The SnakesCast

Bite-sized bits about board games from the game gurus at Snakes and Lattes

  • Economic Games


    When you say the words "economic game", a lot of people's eyes just glaze over. But look at how many of the most popular games are, at heart, about economics: Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, The Game of Life... playing with pretend money, buying and selling expensive things can be a lot of fun. How can a subject that seems so boring on the surface be so popular and enjoyable for so many players?

    Co-hosts: Steve Tassie, Matti McLean
    Games mentioned: Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, Suburbia,  Intrigue, I'm the Boss, Le Havre, Agricola, Puerto Rico, Axis & Allies, City of Remnants, Panic on Wall Street!, Pit, Rampage, Connect Four, Cranium, Tsuro, Hotels, Kemet, Ca$h 'N Gun$, SmallWorld, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Agents of S.M.E.R.S.H., Supremacy, Dice Town, Vegas Showdown, Dominion

    In this episode, we mention having recorded a game spotlight episode on Ca$h 'N Gun$ that hasn't aired yet. OMG SPOILARZ!

    Season 2
    Published: September 23rd, 2014 Length: 00:16:04