It’s not surprising how since its creation in 1935 Monopoly was able to win a place in the homes and hearts of billions of people. There’s hardly anyone I know who hasn’t played Monopoly at least once in their life. It’s one of the most popular board games.
Aside from being quite popular, Monopoly is known to have taught and continues to teach people financial lessons. As you go through the flow of the game you learn the importance of spending wisely, having a strategy, and investing in income-generating assets.
Only a couple of weeks ago I came across the Geyser Fund page of The Bitcoin Game. I must admit that as soon as I looked at the prototype of The Bitcoin Game it gave me “Monopoly vibes”. It was exciting to know there exists a board game that could simplify bitcoin.
Bitcoin isn’t the easiest thing to wrap one’s head around at first go. But if people could learn important financial lessons by playing Monopoly, then it would be possible for people to learn about bitcoin through a bitcoin-themed board game.
Craig Deutsch, the creator of The Bitcoin Game, was not wrong when he wrote “To fully grasp Bitcoin, one must become a student of numerous disciplines such as economics, cryptography, philosophy, finance, and technology. Getting people to not only recognize the value of Bitcoin and its importance but also to comprehend how the Bitcoin network functions is a difficult task.”
I found it intriguing how bitcoin’s complex workings and numerous use cases could be captured and explained through a 6 player board game. Hence it was great to have Craig on the podcast to share:
- What inspired The Bitcoin Game
- How The Bitcoin Game works
- How long it took to come up with the idea
- The big vision for The Bitcoin Game
- The age range of The Bitcoin Game players
- How many players the game is for
- Bitcoin-only physical games vs digital bitcoin-only games
- How The Bitcoin Game can be a tool to orange pill people