It takes more than money

In this economic game from Denmark, you have to become the happiest player by finding the right work-life balance.

The new design is ready

Happy Nation is produced! With a new design and an improved game concept, it is now available and ready to play

In the Happy Nation everybody pursuits happiness.

In this game, happiness is the collection of all your joyful experiences.
No good having no money, but money alone won’t make you happy.
Time, friends and good deeds are the other ingredients. Each turn you need to decide, how to spend your time and money.
Do you want to invest in more efficient production, repair your home, fill the fridge or gather strategic cards with adventure seeking ?

Happy Nation is a game for the whole family (10+) for 2 to 5 players (recommended 3-5).
The 5 characters, Builder, Farmer, Entertainer, Banker and Doctor have unique skills and provide essential items for the nation.
Everybody needs your items and setting the right price requires some skill in reading and manipluating the market.

As a bonus, you might learn:

  • Where does our money come from ?
    You will probably be surprised !
  • How do prices develop in a market economy  ?
    Not only determined by supply and demand.
  • How does a bank loan work ?
    Good to know for everybody buying a house or car.

What players say:

Something completely new and different. A lot of fun.” – Michael Durgunlar, MSc Economics

How could you come up with this ? It is brilliant!” — Ingrid Grunnet, Psychologist

I usually don’t like board games, but this one was really fun !” – Yetkin Sari, Computer Graphics Expert

This game is awesome! Had a lot of fun playing it. It has a bit from Monopoly and Settlers of Catan. Will definitely play it more often.” — Sven Grest, Journalist

Fun for the whole familiy ! Feel like a farmer, builder or entertainer and try to sell your goods. No game is the same.” – Sarah Grunnet, Pediatrics

Really fun game with interesting dynamics and a parallel to society, because the game explains how economy works on a simple level. ” — Mikkel Gram, phd Artificial Intelligence

“An interesting game, that combines elements from strategy, fun and survival. I really like the idea and principle of the game. What do I use my time and money for ?” — Christiane Dopp, Lecturer

I was laughing so much. Just keep giving me more money.” — Kristine Slot, Project Manager

Leave us a comment !

Rule Book:


GamePlay Video

We made a video, which shows how one round of the game unfolds. It shows the “fast-paced” rule variant, where each player has only one action per turn.This variant will be the new standard.