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What I personally love about this game, is that everyone knows about money, they love looking at it and counting it.
This is a really fun game that will trigger memories and promote discussion.
- Stimulating brain activity
- Sparks memories and discussion
- Fosters social connection
What You Need
- Small, colorful envelopes – these could be from a local florist, recycled ones from greeting cards, or purchased from a stationary store.
- 2 Dice
- Monopoly money
- Insert different denominations of Monopoly money into each envelope.
- Label every envelope with a number from 1-12 (adjust based on number of participants)
How to Play
- Participants roll the dice in turns.
- The number they roll determines the envelope they pick.
- If a number that's already been rolled comes up, they can choose to "steal" that envelope from someone else or roll again (my experience is they do not want to take from someone, they roll the dice again).
- Once everyone has an envelope, they can look inside. Without others seeing or looking at their money, they count it. Calculators, paper, and pencils can be provided, you will know what your participants require.
- Who believes they have the most / least amount of money?
- The second round begins with the option to keep their envelope or roll again to swap.
- If they roll the dice again, they can steal the envelope of the number they just rolled and swap envelopes (hoping the other envelope has more money in it than theirs).
- At the end, everyone reveals the total amount in their envelope.
- The person with the most money in their envelope wins a prize!
- Changes in currencies over time
- How the cost of basic goods has changed
- The feeling of first earnings
- Earliest memory of saving money
- Memories about special purchases or experiences with money