Many people are familiar with multiplication games such as Monopoly, Scrabble or Pictionary. These games are familiar to most everyone and are fun for everyone to play. What many people don’t know is that there are many other board games out there that can be played as a multi-player game. In fact, you could say that almost every board game you can think of can be played as multi-player games! This may surprise some people because it just seems like there can only be one game in any given package.
A good example of a game that can be played as a multi-player game is Coup. Coup is a simple game that is easy for anyone to learn. The concept of the game is very simple: buy items from three different vendors, then sell the items back to the same vendor at a higher price. The more you sell it for, the more money you make. Of course, it’s also possible to lose money by selling it for too low a price.
However, many people find themselves enjoying playing Coup more than they enjoy playing any other multiplication games available. Why is this? Actually, it has a lot to do with how well the game is designed. In fact, many of the design decisions were done ahead of time so that the people who created the game could see if the concept would work. If the game was successful, the designer may decide to make an expansion to the game. This might mean adding more items to the game board, or even changing the game into a different genre altogether.
There are many board games out there that have been designed by someone who didn’t have the foresight that helped to create Monopoly, Scrabble or Pictionary. They are products of less than stellar designers who didn’t realize that a multi-player board game with a twist would be a hit. These games still sell well, despite poor design. So, why can’t your board game, like the ones above, be just as successful? The answer is simple: you need to have a very creative designer on your team.
A great designer knows how to draw his or her audience’s attention. It’s not just a matter of having the right color scheme and theme. A truly innovative designer will be able to take a current idea and turn it into an addictive game. Remember, the goal of these games isn’t to cause anyone to get physically sick but to stimulate their minds.
You can buy these amazing multiplication games from most any game store. If you want to play a game that won’t break the bank but will keep you entertained, give your attention to one of the many board game designers who are working right now. Don’t expect to win any money off of them, however; those games are strictly for fun and don’t actually involve any money at all.