Holiday Board Games That Might Bring On Riches

Press Release Holiday Board Games That Might Bring On Riches There are many ways to amass riches and Instant Barter may have found one of them. Los Angeles, CA – December 20, 2014 /MM-LC/ — Okay, riches might be overstating it, but every year during the holidays a host of board games return to or hit the market with lessons about money that give players the tools to get rich.  Some are more fun than others, of course, but all offer an entertaining way to learn about a subject that’s considered dry by many: managing finances, credit and currency. As Moneycrashersdotcom says: “Boring educational material on money, credit, and investments can actually discourage people of all ages from learning valuable information that can help them make wise financial decisions. Fortunately, money management lessons masquerading as games can make learning about finance easy and even fun.” Historically money-management board games have included such fun accoutrements as play paper money, deeds to real estate, dice, even credit and debit cards. There are the age-old standards like Monopoly, which commenced in the 1930s, Life and Payday, as well as newer contenders like Parker Bros. Careers. There are also the more sophisticated recent entrees like Cashflow 101, created by the author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” Robert T. Kiyosaki. This game teaches contestants how to control their personal finances, manage their cash, and engage lucrative investment strategies.  This game comes in adult and children’s versions. The tradition of using board games as a way to educate all of us about money actually goes back to the late 1800s.  Long before Monopoly, 150 years ago...