In recent years, new games have emerged in many places that address our relationship to money or a certain complementary currency in the game. The following list shows a section of the possibilities. The games listed here have been selected mainly for their ideal content and have not been checked for their playing quality.
Unterguggenberger Institute (based in Woergl, Austria): A page that lists various games and also proposes a comparative game is listed at the Unterguggenberger-Institut in the archive on a game page “Wir spielen Wirtschaft” . There are also four games with instructions and the whole material ready (in German):
Monetarium (German): A game of the “Institut für Systemische Wirtschaftsforschung” for 4-8 players:
Gradido (German): From the money-reform-concept Gradido not only the above Joytopia game was made, but a group of members developed and improved it and added the new name of the network (in German):
Minutospiel (German): The Minutpiele is designed as an introduction to the Minuto currency, but can also represent a good general aspect of money and reciprocity. It is offered at the request of members of the Minuto network as a workshop, but is not directly connected to the network.
- Minutocash (website of inventor Konstantin Kirsch)
- Minutoportal (International in 10 languages with additional info)
People Money Game (English and German): A game by John Rogers, the author of the book PeopleMoney (together with Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer). A workshop game that allows you to experience the exchange in a variety of different money systems (in English).
The Trading Floor Game (English), La Corbeille (French): A game of the organization Valeureux developed by Sibylle Saint Girons and Matthew Slater, which can be played in large groups and illuminates some important money problems, like the debt money or the money distribution (in English).
LETSplay (English): The LETS game by LETS co-founder Michael Linton. The game exists in a paper version, as well as an online game. It is very simple, but it takes some experimentation and try to understand its structure. It is not a game with winners or losers. It is a point-and-click introduction to the basic ideas of LETS (simulation). Players buy and sell items (from a list) and watch as the money moves. The game is designed to show how conventional and community money (LETS) differ, how to use both systems in parallel, and what benefits LETS offer (in English).
CurrencyLab Game (English): “An engaging and fun way to learn more about alternative currencies. Players become currency designers, and get to collaborate and discuss strategies they will use to overcome the many challenges facing the creation of a new currency. Comes as a PDF to print, cut, and play!”
A voluntary payment is expected. To the website, click in the box.
Japanese Community Currency Game (English): The two Japanese scientists, Masayuki Yoshida and Shigeto Kobayashi, have developed a game for a town. First trade is only possible by national currency. Then an additional complementary currency is introduced and the influences on the economy can be directly observed.
Grassroots Economics Community Currency Game (English): Developed by the organization that invented the Bangla Pesa, this game ” is a fun and practical simulation to explain how a community currency works and discuss issues surrounding them. It has been in use since 2010 with some modification. It is used in the first stage of implementation – but can be good to do shortened versions (without the barter section) at regular meetings and outreach events.”
€uro bleib im Vulkanland (German): A game about the local economy Spiel that does not continue to a local currency but gives an insight why money should stay in local circuits.
Games about the basic income
There are some nice games either for the neighbouring topic of the unconditional basic income: