It's becoming more well-known that Monopoly isn't exactly the ideal grounds for teaching the fundamentals of economics-- viewing the world as zero-sum, prices increasing as supply increases, etc. In fact, our fourth post, by TPS de facto Emeritus David Skarbek, concerned the game.
Settlers of Catan is often cited as a preferred alternative to Monopoly, but loyal TPS followers Tom and Dana Johnson have sent along another: Crackernomics. Here's a piece about it, and here's another. In the words of one of the articles...
Crackernomics is a highly interactive, action-packed game teaches children economics, geography, international investment principles and basic entrepreneurial skills in a fun-filled environment.I'm curious about the action-packed aspect, but anything that gets kids thinking like economists from a young age is great by me.
Here's even more games from the manufacturer. Odds that Roman Ross grows up playing these games: Strong. Strong to very strong.