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Payday Board Game

Payday (Pay Day) Game Rules


Payday Board Game Instructions


Average Price: $13.00
Playing Time: 30 - 60 min.
Ages: 8+
Players: 2 - 6
(57.07%) (457 Votes)

Summary:
Payday is a day that everyone can't wait until it comes. In the board game Payday, you'll want the end of the month to come just as bad. Where does all your money go during a one month time period? Play Payday and see if you can win your friends by having the most money after payday comes. Choose how long you want to play for whether it be one month or six. This strategy board games offers real life expenses and opportunities to make money and loose money.

Object of Payday (Pay Day):
To become the Payday champion, you must have the most money after payday comes within the time frame (in months) previously chosen.

Contents of Payday:
Your Payday board game should include the game board, Payday money, 24 Deal cards, 48 Mail cards, six tokens, 1 die, a loan record pad and the official Payday board game rules.

Game Preparation:
To begin the game, all players need to decide for how many months the game will be played (usually 2-4 months works best lasting 1-2 hours). All cards must be shuffled. One Deal card is then set aside (face down) by sliding it under the edge of "Yard Sale" and under the "Deal" sign. All players are placed on the "Start" space with $3,500 each: two $1,000 bills, two $500, and five $100. According to the rules, two players must be chosen to act as the Banker and the Loan Record Officer. A player is then picked to start and game play proceeds to the left.

Game Play:
Players may take out a loan at any time during the game in increments of $1,000. The Loan Record Officer records all financial transactions. Interest rules on outstanding loads each time you land on "Pay Day" are 10%. Paying off your loans in increments other than $1,000 or on any day other than pay day is against the rules.

Players are advanced by the number that appears on the die and game board spaces are treated as a calendar. Follow instructions given for each space landed on. Players must take the number of Mail cards as indicated on the mailbox flag and instructions of payment are followed.

Skipping over Payday is against the rules. All players must pay or receive their dues when passing this point. A $3,5000 monthly salary is given, loans or interest on loans must be paid, bills collected throughout the month are paid, and player is placed on Start. All unused Deal cards that player still has are returned to the pile.

Card Rules: Board Space Rules: Upon finishing the last payday of the predetermined time period, player must wait until everyone finishes. You may still participate in the Lottery, Radio Phone-In Contest, Happy Birthday, or Walk for Charity, if one comes up. The player with the most net cash in hand or lowest amount of debt wins the game.


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eeyore says:
10-28-2015

just been teaching and playing with my girls aged 8 and 10...we play it 12 times (over a period of days) making a whole year! the girls LOVE IT !!!! great game... helps them add up, take away, learn values...
Traci says:
01-01-2015

I'm confused on where to put the money. Does it only go to the Jackpot if the instructions say so and the rest always goes to the bank?
Pancha lopez says:
05-13-2011

its super boring DONT buy it your wasting your money trust me!!!!!!!
jasckson says:
02-19-2011

I think there suppost to produce a new version of Catcheroo in the future... i think the idea is great and the slogan (the game of switch and snatch) is just perfect for it...
board games says:
01-28-2011

try catcheroo the game of switch and snatch
gamerbill says:
01-08-2011

great game - reminds me of the old game CATCHEROO - the game of switch and snatch, also gret fun
Tyler says:
01-03-2010

Always loved this game! Be sure to check out "Big Payday" as it is the best version of the game.
Bill says:
10-23-2008

this game rox
KaseyJo says:
07-04-2008

This game is FUN.!! The children I babysit for absolutley LOVE it.!! Thanks for inventing such a fun game.
 
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