ECONOMICS IN BOARD GAMES

Economics and board games has a lot more in common than you might think. This is a blog series that explores the intersection between the two.

Read my first entry in the series for the why, how and why-the-hell-should-I-listen-to-you:

  • ECONBG: The why and the how
    Board games and economics have lot more in common than what you might think at first glance. I played a lot of games while studying economics, it was also during the early years of university that I really got into the hobby. It came naturally to try and […]

Introduction to economics:

  • Too goods to be true. Intro part 1
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of goods and services. As with any learning you must first learn the basics – therefore we begin by exploring a basic definition of economics. The most established definition of economics is some variant of “the study of production, consumption, […]
  • Factor in the production. Intro part 2
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of production. The most established definition of economics is some variant of “the study of production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services”. This is the second post in a series exploring economics in board games, you can find the […]
  • Hard at work or hardly worker placement. Intro part 3
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of labor as a factor of production. In my last post I covered the basics of production and talked briefly about land as a factor of production. If you are unfamiliar with the definition for the factors of production then […]
  • Das kapital: economic games and capital. Intro part 4.
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding capital as a factor of production. In my two most recent posts I covered the classical definition for the factors of production and then went into a bit more detail on both land and labor. If you are unfamiliar with […]
  • Why buy stuff? Consumption and rationality. Intro part 5
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of consumption. As a first step in the vast landscape that is economics, I go through the details for a common definition for economics as a subject. The most established definition of economics is some variant of “the study of […]
  • What’s yours is mine: distribution and inequality. Intro part 6
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of distribution. As a first step in the vast landscape that is economics, I go through the details for a common definition for economics as a subject. The most established definition of economics is some variant of “the study of […]
  • What about the economy?! Intro part 7
    This post is the seventh part in a series called “introduction to economics”. I recommend that you go back and read the previous posts in the series if you’re unfamiliar with economics as a subject.  As of my last post we’re finally done with going through a basic […]

Chapter 1: The basics of supply and demand

  • Bringing it to market
    This post is part of a series on economics in board games, you can find the whole series here. If you would like to learn more about economics and better follow along with thoughts in this post then I recommend that you go back and read the previous […]
  • I demand an explanation
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of demand and the relationship between price and quantity demanded. If you’re unfamiliar with economics I recommend that you go back and read a few of my previous posts on the subject of economics in board games. Demand is the […]
  • Shifting demand
    This post is a continuation of a previous post aiming to provide a basic understanding of demand and the relationship between price and quantity demanded. First some repetition: demand is the decisions and behavior of buyers in a market. The law of demand states that when the price […]
  • Signed, supplied, delivered
    This post aims to provide a basic understanding of supply and the relationship between price and quantity supplied. If you’re unfamiliar with economics I recommend that you go back and read a few of my previous posts on the subject of economics in board games. In particular, I […]
  • Wind of change in supply
    This post is a continuation of a previous post aiming to provide a basic understanding of supply and the relationship between price and quantity supplied. First some repetition: supply is a term for how sellers in a market act given a set price of a particular good and […]