Friday, March 27, 2009

I want THAT: Crunch: The Game

My family LOVES board games. We could spend hours playing Risk, Monopoly, Scrabble...we love them all.

I just found one over at Collateral Damage that MUST soon be in our collection.


From the makers of War on Terror: The Board Game, Crunch is all about the economic collapse going on right now.

Here's the gist of the game:

Crunch is a card game for 2 to 4 players that allows you to experience the upside of down. Placed in the role of a global banking CEO, you have to juggle the conflicting demands of your ailing bank and your flourishing bank account.

Along the way, the game also replicates our modern banking system and foreshadows the inevitable collapse of capitalism, but that's just a bonus.
This game looks like a heck of a lot of fun. With cards like "Bankrupt Country," "Rebrand" and "Too Big to Fail" at least it brings a little humor to the doom and gloom of the current state of affairs. It can't be any more depressing than The Game of Life.

Here's some other gems out of the Crunch deck:

Let me know if you decide to buy it and what you think!


Hyperblogal said...

This would be the perfect game if it also let you change the rules as you went along and steal from your kids to bail yourself out.