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October 7th, 2005

Mansion Impossible

Here’s a fun like Friday Flash game for you: Mansion Impossible.

The goal is to buy houses, watch them increase in value, and sell them before they decrease in order to obtain maximum profit. As you get more money, you can buy larger houses and obtain money more quickly, with the final goal being buying the mansion at the top of the neighborhood. It’s simple, relatively quick, and a fun little mini-time waster.

I forget what I scored yesterday, but tonight I played and bought the mansion in 28 years, 3 months. My wife played it for the first time but didn’t pay attention and didn’t know the goal was to buy the mansion. She was buying and selling houses for over 300 years. I bet she was pretty rich!

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FROM: aharris
DATE: Friday October 7, 2005 -- 5:25:22 pm
17 years, 9 months.

This feels like a flash-erized dopewars for the "new millenium." Cept there's no time limit. But the concept is the same...knowing when to buy/sell and look at the market. :)

Very fun time-waster. Hell I could waste several hours on this.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday October 8, 2005 -- 8:30:35 am
Geez, this is addictive. Took me around 26 years on my first try - but I'll keep plucking.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday October 9, 2005 -- 9:15:58 pm
20 years, 7 months is my best so far. aharris is clearly too good at real estate acquisition for her own good.

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday October 9, 2005 -- 9:52:41 pm
Ye gods. First game, I bought a house, it dropped from 95K to 4K. Hovered around 30K but never went above that.

Of course, out where I live, a median house is over $660K. So, yeah, if you have just $100K you're hosed. So I guess it's realistic...

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday October 9, 2005 -- 10:15:58 pm
Woot. 102yrs, 9mons.

Had I known the idea was "buy immediately and sell about three seconds later" I might have done better. Silly long-term homeowner that I am.

Would have been nice to know that houses always go up in value for about three number updates, then plummet and do a sine-wave that maxes out at the initial price... Oh so much like the market, where your $280K home is suddenly worth $10K.

FROM: todd
DATE: Monday November 7, 2005 -- 11:09:45 pm
15 years, 7 months

FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday December 19, 2005 -- 11:43:41 am
Best performance to date is 12 years and 1 month.

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