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The board game payday

the board game payday



To be the player with the most cash at the end of the game after playing on or more "months".


Describe how many "months" you'll play: Namely, how many times will you go through the calendar from Monday the 1st to Wednesday the 31st?

Note: We recommend a minimum of 2 months. With 4 players, a 3-month game takes about one hour, a 6-month game about 2 hours.

Shuffle the Mail and Deal cards separately, and put each stack face down in Draw piles near the board.

Note: Discarded Mail and Deal cards will be placed face up in a pile next to their respective stacks. When a Draw pile is depleted, shuffle the discards and use them.

Each player picks a token and places it on the Sunday START space.

Pick one player to act as the Banker, who is responsible for all money that goes in or out of the Bank. The Banker begins by giving each player $3,500 in these denominations: two $1,000 bills, two $500's and five $100's.

Pick another player to be the Loan Record keeper, who is responsible for keeping track on the Loan Record Pad of all Loan transactions. He or she begins by writing the players' names across the top of the pad.

Pick a player to go first. (The Banker and Record Keeper both play.) Play passes to the left around the table.

A Word About Deals & High Finance

As any financial advisor will tell you, the

way to get ahead financially is to make Deals. It's the American way! So take advantage whenever you can.

The time will probably come when you don't have enough money to buy a Deal - or to pay your bills, etc. What you'll need to do is take out a loan!


You may take out a loan at any time. The Banker gives you the money, and the Loan Record Keeper notes it on the pad.

Loans must be in increments of $1,000.

You will be charged 10% of your outstanding loan balance every time you land on "Pay Day."

On "Pay Day" - but at no other time during the month - you may pay off part or your entire loan. If you pay off part, it must be in $1,000 increments.

Recording Loans: Whenever a player takes out a new loan, the Record Keeper updates the loan record by crossing out the old amount and writing in the new total.


On your turn:

Roll the die and move your token that many days along the calendar. (Use the track like a real calendar: Sunday to Saturday, then Sunday to Saturday again, etc.)

Follow the instructions on the space you land on; see the detailed explanations below. Your turn ends when you've finished doing what you were told!

ROLLING a 6 = JACKPOT. Whenever any player rolls a six (only when moving) he or she wins all the money that has been placed on the Jackpot space. If there's no money, better luck next time!

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