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Game #4020
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Space Monopoly    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Multiplayer Only Games
Strategy   Tabletop strategy

Rating: 6.94 (17 votes)

Space Monopoly box cover

Space Monopoly screenshot
Space Monopoly is a neat clone of Sid Sackson's classic Acquire board game with some new twists, although I could find no mention of Acquire at all in the game – which could be either a simple oversight, a sign that the designer doesn't want to credit Sackson, or simply a fact that he is unaware of Acquire. Whichever the case, this is still a fun multi-player business game. The official rules: "You start the game with ฃ6,000, and when companies are created you can buy shares in them. As companies grow and merge with each other you end up with more money. It's as simple as that. At the end of the game the player with the most money left (including the worth of their shares) is the winner. The game can be played with as many people as you want, but 2-4 is the recommended number."

You will need to grab a friend or two to play against you, since there is no computer player. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, however, because the game mechanics are a lot of fun. You can create companies, grow them (thereby increasing their share value), buy and sell shares in them, and take over smaller companies. As in the real business world, creating big companies with as little cost as possible is the key to success. If you enjoy Acquire or abstract business games in general, Space Monopoly is well worth your time. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: David Vivash
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2001
Software Copyright: David Vivash
Theme: Business
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Tamper, Computer Acquire, TigrisGame

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