COMMUNITY WEALTH – A Cooperative Board Game

After playing the COMMUNITY WEALTH game, people report that they begin thinking differently about wealth and about how we relate to one another economically. 

“We found it fun and challenging and so much more uplifting than Monopoly!”
Gerry & Lynn

This cooperative board game provides an experience that challenges the paradigm of how we think about money.

Starting with nothing, players work together to set up a collaborative economy that builds wealth for their community.

We created the COMMUNITY WEALTH game when we realized that, due to the lifestyle we were living, our money and our labor were making corporations and their CEO’s richer instead of enriching our local communities. It was more than just about “buying local”.  If a local company is really successful, it starts to open new locations and eventually gets bought out by a big corporation.


In our movie The Dream We Choose, we call this the “Ben & Jerry “ effect.  Ben & Jerry’s friendly neighborhood business is now owned by Unilever, a multinational corporation that drains money from individuals in local communities.

Local businesses are also being squeezed out due to increasing rent charged by absentee, often corporate,  landlords. So even if you are “buying local”, your money ends up once again supporting companies outside your own community.

The COMMUNITY WEALTH game provides the experience of  working together with others to create your community’s own economy.  Each player moves the action forward with the help and advice of other players.

~How can we raise money to get started?
~How can we engage people from our community to get involved?
~How can we use resources to benefit everyone in our community?
~How can we develop a self-sustaining economy that allows us to improve lives all around us?
~How can we stop our money and our hard work from leaking out of our communities?

Here is a video that walks through the concepts of the game from the beginning as players take specific actions to build their community’s wealth.


Contact us if you and some of your family, friends, and neighbors would like to arrange a time to play the game online with us!


If you want to own the game, you can order it here for $125.00

One Reply to “COMMUNITY WEALTH – A Cooperative Board Game”

  1. Thanks so much Laurie & Terry for developing such a brilliant game! From the first time I played it with you on-line, via Zoom, I was struck at how realistic it is. These are things that can really happen to businesses and communities – the good, bad & ugly. I really enjoy the cooperative nature of the game. (I bore and tire quickly of games that have me competing AGAINST my fellows.) This game holds my attention all the way through. It engages some strategic thought, some patience, some consideration for situations, some suspense… I can’t wait to share it with all of my friends. I also like the ecologically friendly content of the cards and descriptions. Makes me feel like this is a board game for THIS century! Well done.

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