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Playing Monopoly Deal in Your Classroom

Posted Eureka Lessons Economics, Lessons

A great way to teach competition and market structure is by playing Monopoly Deal.  Monopoly Deal > Classic Monopoly for various reasons:

  1. It's cheaper
  2. You don't have to worry about losing game pieces
  3. It's more compact
  4. It's quicker
  5. It's more popular with the kids

Simply divide your class into groups of 4-5, distribute the packs of cards (roughly $7 each but so worth it), and have students play a few rounds.  Instruct them to record the results of each round and answer the follow up questions.  Yes, of course there's a written assignment to go with the game.  You wouldn't want your principal to walk in the classroom and see your kids playing games all period, do you?