Trade Mania 2
Nice board game
If you like board games - this might be a nice addition. I found it very relaxing and interesting, without skulls, villains or dark scenes or other excitements.
As a different genre to HOG, building games or timemanagment it is quite interesting. I liked Trade Mania 1 and played it many times. It is monopoly style with some more features like trading goods.
In Trade Mania 2 there are some new features like a casino minigame, which I really enjoyed and new opportunities for buildings like supermarkets or factorys. The graphics also improved, so its worth a game credit for me, as I know I will be able to play it over and over again like I did with TM1 before.
April 15, 2013
An addicting financial management game
I knew I would be buying this one after loving the first one so much. The Trade Mania games are rather like Monopoly all jazzed up with some extra incentives. Where I could get bored with Monopoly, I don't with this game series.
The object of the game is to buy properties, build on them, accumulate money, and have the most wealth. Where the game really differs from Monopoly is that there are various tasks given to achieve, and you also buy and sell items throughout the game which also generate money on top of the rents you receive. You can also buy stock in your opponent's companies, which I think is a new feature in this version (it's been a while since I played the original).
There is also a custom feature that unlocks after the initial play which allows you to customize a game to play with other people in your house--a neat feature for a casual computer game. You can play this with kids (a great way to introduce them to financial management), your spouse, friends, etc.
The graphics and sound are simplistic compared to many of the games being released today, but I don't think that detracts from the game. This is a game that is mainly about strategy with a little luck thrown in. As someone mentioned already, it is a great one to keep on your desktop because the replay value is high. One bit of warning, though--it can be addicting, causing you to stay up too late at night. ;)
April 16, 2013
I absolutely adore Trade Mania 1, it's one of those games I go back to every now and then and enjoy for a week or two... I've just finished the game for about the 10th time and I still enjoy it and feel challenged.
Trade Mania 2 has the same premise - you move around the board, buy properties, upgrade them, buy goods and sell them for a profit all while trying to beat your competitors.
It sounds simple, doesn't it?
It's not. The mechanics of the game are easy to learn, but you have to develop a real strategy to beat your competitors.
Some buy up properties as fast as they can, others trade and trade to build up stockpiles of cash then buy larger properties, some do something completely different.
It's up to you, and the trial and error part of it just makes it so much more fun!
*** Despite the name, Trade Mania is not a fast click fest, it is a strategy game, not a time management one. Each level can take anywhere from an 1hr to 3hrs to complete depending on how quickly you move it along or what they throw at you!
I wholeheartedly recommend this game!
April 15, 2013
good game, to keep in the game manager
good game, to keep in the game manager, buy sell buy products and also areas of the city, then you can also build hotels shopping malls factories, the game takes place in other cities, it is not boring for me has improved, and sometimes you break even the casino '. based on the demo. try it
April 15, 2013
Must buy for Trade Mania 1 fans
Absolutely loved Trade Mania 1. It never got old. Replayability was through the roof. Was overjoyed when I saw part 2. It is even better than the first.
They have added some features to the game such as being able to build items (factory, supermarket, hotel) on your property.
Being able to unmortgage your problem without landing on it is a PLUS. Thank you developers! =)
The only thing I didn't care for was the casino spot. I don't like Roulette. Hopefully in part 3, they will give you an option to pick between a few casino games like 21, high or low, etc.
I played for all but 18 minutes in the demo before closing it so I could buy it and write this review. =)
April 15, 2013
Eagerly waiting for the release of Trademania 3
"Trademania is preferable for those business minded",
Nice Monopoly like game ever .......
December 14, 2013
If you liked the first version of Trade Mania you'll love this
Different cities and now you can build Factories or Supermarkets instead of just hotels.
If you're like me and like Monopoly you should try this.
April 15, 2013
This is not Monopoly!
This is not your ordinary Monopoly game . This is a strategy game. You must figure out when to buy and sell products. You need to determine when to build a hotel, factory or supermaket, for the best profit.Buying stock in others company is the only way to win. I loved this game. If you want a challenge this game is for you.
April 24, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed the first game and am equally, if not more addicted to TM 2. There is a deeper level of strategy with the enhancements in TM2 - a choice of building hotels, supermarkets or factories, with different returns. You can buy and sell shares in increments of 25% in other companies and eventually buy out another company. There is also a casino if you fancy a flutter. As with the first game, you can trade with goods and there are cards to help.
Another excellent game.
April 25, 2013
Fun and Addictive.
I loved Trade Mania and this is a great sequel. I liked the option to build factories, supermarkets or hotels as this adds another element of strategy to the game. A refreshing change to all the hidden object games.
April 20, 2013