Intro to Economics: How about a Board Game?

So, if I was teaching an introductory economics course at the collegiate level, I think I would include a look at the two board games, Monopoly and Settlers of Catan.

I would be interested by the lessons that students would learn from trading with each other. While most have grown up playing this game, I doubt that many have considered the implications of what trade is. I think that those who had played the game before would learn that in Monopoly, they trade too much or too easily, and in Settlers, they trade too little for their own good.

How do rational actors play these board games? It would be fun to find out.

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