Pay Day Board Game (Editions may vary)
Pay Day Board Game (Editions may vary)
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|CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
The classic game of Payday makes family finance fun as it reminds everyone just where the money goes.
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|Product Length:||2.1 inches|
|Product Width:||8.6 inches|
|Product Height:||17.1 inches|
|Product Weight:||1.69 pounds|
|Package Length:||17.1 inches|
|Package Width:||8.6 inches|
|Package Height:||2.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.8 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 71 reviews|
Game board, 4 mover tokens, 1 red die
64 deal & mail cards, savings & loan pad, money, rules
Fundamentals of budgeting
Fosters an entrepreneurial spirit
|Average Customer Review: ( 71 customer reviews )
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66 of 66 found the following review helpful:
A shame they made so many changes... Dec 05, 2009
I found my old game of Payday while visiting my mom's home in the summer, and played it many times with my kids, 8 and 4. They loved it, so I decided to buy a copy of the new version for our house. They still love playing it, but we are disappointed with some of the changes:
1) No savings option -- this is really disturbing, actually. You aren't given any incentive for saving your money anymore. There used to be a 10% interest payment on whatever you had in savings at the end of the month. For my money-conscious 8 year old, that was a GREAT lesson. Yes, they do still charge 10% interest on loans, but he has learned already not to borrow unless he has absolutely no other choice...
2) No insurance cards. The '70s version of the game had insurance cards that you could buy to protect yourself from automobile or medical bills. This was also a GREAT lesson that my son picked up on early. A shame this is no longer possible.
3) I wish there weren't quite so many "windfall" type opportunities -- too many lottery spaces, gambling options, etc. Too few regular bills and real life events. Nothing at all about work -- would have been nice to have some "you got a promotion" spaces that give you a salary raise (though I admit this is really hard to track in the Game of Life), etc.
In general, though, I agree that this is a fun game that even young kids seem to like (my 4YO is asking me to play it several times a day!), and a good way for kids to start learning about everyday money management.
21 of 24 found the following review helpful:
30th Anniversary Edition Disappointing Jun 14, 2007
Be advised, this 30th anniversary edition only has 4 game pawns versus the 6 the older versions have - so only 4 can play. This edition also lacks the "mad money" cards - a favorite of ours. The game PayDay is fun and educational but this edition is disappointing - I don't know why they changed a good thing....
We found the "original" version on ebay (used) and it has 6 pawns and "mad money" cards - my daughter enjoys the original version over this one. But these minor changes might not be important to you - it's personal preference. The overall goal of the game and how it is played is not different between the two version we own.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Disappointed Feb 23, 2010
By P. Deymonaz
I was expecting the same PayDay game I had as a child. This one is way too easy to make way too much money. The denominations are so unrealistic it doesn't give one a sense of reality (life) like the old one did. I am very disappointed.
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Awsome Jul 21, 2005
This game is very fun. it can be as long or as short (time wise) as you want it. You learn about money and bills and such, but don't really see it as a learning game because its fun....
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Great game for kids who love to learn Oct 23, 2005
By C. Ward
My son learned this game at camp this summer. We got him his own for his 7th birthday. It is great for his math and planning skills. Some of the concepts are way over his head (ie. borrowing money). But that makes this a great game he'll grow into over the next few years. He loves Monopoly Junior, but it's almost too young for him at this point and "grown up" Monopoly is still a bit too advanced. This game is perfect.
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