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Games night with Pay Day from Hasbro

Every Friday night we try and spend some time playing a board game or two. The kids are the perfect age for playing board games and I like to think they’re picking up valuable life skills, as well as having fun family time. We have a busy weekend ahead of us so it was really nice to sit down and spend some time together.

Games night with Pay Day from Hasbro

We were recently sent Pay Day from Hasbro Gaming to try. This is a game of handling finances and I thought my 7 year old would enjoy it.

Pay Day comes at the end of the month, and to make it there without going broke, players will have to manage their money wisely. Try to stack up the cash by finding bargains and selling them for a profit. Take out loans if necessary, and watch out for those bills. The game features a Pay Day die that adds unexpected twists and turns to gameplay. The player who can make – and hang on to – the most cash wins!

Included in the game was the game board, 100 cards (35 x Bargain, 31 x Event and 34 x Mail), 1 numbered die, 1 special Pay Day die, 4 tokens, a paper loan pad, a money pack, and instructions .

Pay Day is perfect for ages 8 and up and between 2 to 4 players can play. I read through the instructions whilst the children set up the money and cards.

It’s a fun game although it took us a few turns to get going so you don’t have to check the instructions constantly. It was a good game for my 7 year old who loves maths and enjoyed making and spending money. You have to spend money to make money – Pay Day sees you invest, borrow and spend your money in order to make your fortunes. You countdown to Pay Day as you play the game and encounter obstacles along the way.

playing Pay Day game

Pay Day is from the makers of Monopoly but it doesn’t have much in common with it. Yes, there’s money and you can buy and sell, but I would say this is a little more complicated. Along the way you will find bargains and unexpected windfalls but you really need to hold on to hard-earned cash to win! I liked the fact you could omit the Pay Day die for a simpler game which suited my 6 year old.

Pay Day from Hasbro costs around £19.99 and is available from all good toy shops.


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    michelle twin mum
    March 17, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Gosh Jenny this looks brilliant, right up my street. Years back I used to love Go for Broke, which I don’t think is around any more but this looks as if it could be a new family favourite. Mich x

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    March 18, 2018 at 5:58 am

    As a family we love board games, and I’m sure this is something my kids would love! A great way to teach them about money too!

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