The best games where you can take loans 🏦 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can take out a loan 🏦? Then we have just the thing for you: the list of the best "take a loan" games 2024.

What are borrow games?

Players can take out a loan from a bank, for example, to get more money.

Loans is also reffered to as "taking a loan".

Examples of games where you can take a loan:

Examples include Monopoly, where players can mortgage real estate, and Age of Steam, where taking out loans is an important strategic consideration.

List of the best "take out a loan" games 🏦 2024

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 113 board games for this list and selected the top 26. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Brass: Birmingham

    All details for the board game Brass: Birmingham and similar games

    Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game and a sequel to the 2007 game Brass. It immerses players in the world of industrial revolution entrepreneurs in Birmingham between 1770-1870.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for Brass: Birmingham
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Birmingham

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Birmingham" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Manila

    All details for the board game Manila and similar games

    Manila is an engaging and speculative board game for 3-5 players, centered around the bustling world of maritime trade. Players take on the role of investors, speculating on and betting against a variety of goods shipments – jade, ginseng, silk, and nutmeg – as they make their precarious journey along sea routes to Manila. The game is a blend of strategy, risk, and luck, with the fate of each shipment ultimately being decided by dice rolls.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Manila
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Carnival of Monsters

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carnival of Monsters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carnival of Monsters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games

    Railways of the World, initially released as Railroad Tycoon, is a grand-scale board game where players build and manage their own railroad empire. This 2009 edition revitalizes the original with several improvements and expanded features.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Railways of the World
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. London (Second Edition)

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    London (Second Edition) is a refined version of a classic board game that caters to players who enjoy strategic planning and city-building. Set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, players are tasked with the ambitious goal of reconstructing the city. This game challenges players to balance the complexities of urban development, financial management, and social responsibility.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for London (Second Edition)
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Brass: Lancashire

    All details for the board game Brass: Lancashire and similar games

    Brass: Lancashire is a compelling economic strategy game set during the industrial revolution in Lancashire. The game chronicles the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs and requires players to develop, build, and expand their industries and networks to capitalize on the growing demand for iron, coal, and cotton.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Brass: Lancashire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Lancashire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Lancashire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Ponzi Scheme

    All details for the board game Ponzi Scheme and similar games

    Ponzi Scheme plunges players into the shadowy world of financial deception, inspired by the infamous scam run by Charles Ponzi in 1919. As ambitious fraudsters, you'll engage in the delicate art of attracting investors to fund nonexistent ventures, promising them outrageously high returns. The game becomes a balancing act of acquiring funds and managing the ever-increasing dividends owed, all while attempting to outmaneuver your fellow scammers. The objective is clear yet challenging: avoid bankruptcy at all costs and emerge as the mastermind behind the most lucrative sham corporation.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Ponzi Scheme
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Unfair

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    Unfair is a strategic and competitive board game where players compete to build the most impressive theme park. The game involves a mix of creativity, strategy, and a bit of mischief as you navigate through the competitive world of theme park management.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Unfair
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 50 - 125 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Le Havre

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    Le Havre is a strategic board game that simulates harbor management, focusing on resource distribution, building construction, and economic development.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  10. The Builders: Antiquity

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Big Shot

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition!

    All details for the board game Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition! and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. At the Gates of Loyang

    All details for the board game At the Gates of Loyang and similar games

    At the Gates of Loyang is a trading and farming game set in ancient China, where players focus on producing and selling goods, while utilizing the help of various assistants to boost their income and efficiency.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for At the Gates of Loyang
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Steam

    All details for the board game Steam and similar games

    Steam is an engaging railroad-themed strategy game where players focus on building railroads and delivering goods across a dynamic network of tracks and stations. As players work to construct tracks, upgrade towns, and optimize their trains, they strive to complete the most profitable deliveries.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Steam
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Steam

    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Steam" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Age of Steam

    All details for the board game Age of Steam and similar games

    Age of Steam transports players back to the pioneering days of U.S. railroad expansion, offering a strategic gaming experience centered around building and operating a railroad empire.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Age of Steam
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  16. Homesteaders

    All details for the board game Homesteaders and similar games

    Homesteaders is a unique board game that offers a fresh and engaging experience for players. With its distinctive gameplay and innovative mechanics, it stands out in the world of board games.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Homesteaders
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Freibeuter

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Age of Industry

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    Age of Industry is Martin Wallace's refined take on his earlier game, Brass: Lancashire, focusing on the transformative era of the Industrial Revolution. Players become industrial magnates, racing to develop factories, mines, and transportation networks, leveraging steam power to outmaneuver competitors. The game distills the essence of Brass into a more accessible format, offering a vast strategic landscape governed by regionally color-coded cards that provide flexibility while still constraining choices.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Age of Industry
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Prêt-à-Porter

    All details for the board game Prêt-à-Porter and similar games

    Prêt-à-Porter immerses players in the cutthroat world of fashion, blending economic strategy with the glitz of fashion shows. In this game, players manage their own clothing companies, striving for dominance in high-stakes fashion events. It's known for being one of the most intense and competitive games, where money is a powerful tool. Players work to expand their companies by opening new branches, hiring staff like Designers, Models, and Accountants, and signing contracts to boost profits and capabilities.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Prêt-à-Porter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de*
  20. Crystal Palace

    All details for the board game Crystal Palace and similar games

    In Crystal Palace, players are transported back to the vibrant atmosphere of London in 1851, at the dawn of the first World Fair. Here, nations compete not with military might but with the power of innovation and influence, showcasing spectacular inventions and securing the support of notable figures from the era. This dice-placement game stands out by allowing players to set the values of their dice at the start of each round, presenting a strategic dilemma between aiming high for better outcomes and managing the cost of ambition.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Crystal Palace
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!55€ atAmazon.de*
  21. TOKYO METRO

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for TOKYO METRO
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for TOKYO METRO

    • YouTube Review for the game "TOKYO METRO" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Grand Cru

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Deal with the Devil

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    • 4 Players
    • 120 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  24. Cashflow 101

    All details for the board game Cashflow 101 and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Monopoly

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    Monopoly is a classic board game that combines strategy, luck, and negotiation. It's widely recognized for its representation of property trading and economic management.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Monopoly
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Monopoly: Star Wars – The Child Edition

    All details for the board game Monopoly: Star Wars – The Child Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 8+ years old

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