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  1. Any game is aimed at developing any skills in a child/teenager. There are even special games for adults that help them develop certain mechanisms of action in real life. But in any game, there is an excellent unspoken rule: to learn how to play, you need to play with a stronger opponent. If your winning streak is due to the fact that you always play with peers or weaker players, then such games are worthless.
    Specifically monopoly teaches:

    1. Communication skills. To create an enterprise, luck alone is not enough: if you play 3+ people, then collecting all the cards of the same color is very problematic without trading, and given the different values of firms and their expected profitability after creating an enterprise, sometimes you have to puzzle over what to offer the opponent who has the card you need. If the opponents are not ready to play giveaway games and have similar experience, sometimes you even have to limit the trading time, otherwise you may not be able to wait for your turn while these two are trading 🙂

    2. Strategic planning. Having received 2 out of 3 cards, it is not always profitable to bargain for the third one – sometimes it is more profitable (in the future) to give these 2 cards to an opponent with shaky finances. He will rush to invest his meager funds in branches, and then he will not be able to afford some expensive purchase or rent payment. My experience of games has shown the attractiveness of the idea of collecting” non-structural ” assets at an early stage of the game (cards located on different sides of the playing field, rent payments for which increase not at the expense of branches, but at the expense of the number of such assets from 2 to 4), blocking opponents from the financial opportunity to build branches, even in assembled enterprises.

    3. A sense of rationality. In variations of the monopoly that involve auctions, it is sometimes a more rational move to put an expensive business up for auction, where opponents who want to create a business in this sector are able to double the face value of the enterprise, especially if each of them owns 1 of 3 cards. A very interesting experiment in this regard was conducted by Professor Max Bazerman: he offered to hold an auction for a$20 bill. He shows the bill to the entire class and says that he will give $20 to the person who will give the most money for it. However, there is a small condition. The person who was immediately behind the winner will have to give the professor the amount that he was willing to give for $20. To make it clear, let's say the two highest bids were $15 and $16. The winner receives $20 in exchange for $16, and the second person will have to give the professor $15. These are the conditions. Trades start at one dollar and quickly reach $12 – $16. At this point, most students drop out of the auction, and only the two people with the highest bids are left. Slowly, but surely, the auction is approaching the $20 figure. Do you think this is the end of it? As if not so. The professor's record is the sale of a twenty for$204. You can Google for more details.

  2. Play Rat Race. The game is based on the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. Useful stuff. Teaches you how to get out of the rat race and create passive income.

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