Knizia has designed a few dud card games over the years, but this is not one of them! Money has stood the test of time, and the new edition is well-deserved and welcome. Money is clever, fast, deep, tense, satisfying, quick, and has got great components. As far as auction fillers go, this is a good one!
Players have a portfolio of banknotes which they try to improve. The main mechanics of simultaneous blind bidding, trading, and set-collecting fit very well with the currency theme. Cards are of good quality, and the artwork is superb - the fact that there's a number of inside jokes only adds to the appeal. Game-play is surprisingly quick, with rounds only taking 15 minutes or less. The game scales well, and proved to be a surprising hit in our home.
While not quite in the same league as Knizia's High Society, Money is still an excellent game with the right people, and is a solid Knizia blind-bidding and trading game with a strong theme that deserved this reprint.
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