Todays productivity Killer
November 11, 2005 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Mansion impossible is a simple little real estate flipping game that will kill what productivity you have left today.
posted by Badgermann (53 comments total)

 
There needs to be some natural disasters... "housing bubble bursts - game over!"
posted by anthill at 1:07 PM on November 11, 2005


Fun
posted by AMWKE at 1:09 PM on November 11, 2005


Just like the real-world real estate market: price goes up, price goes down, HOUSE DISAPPEARS FOREVER.
posted by jenovus at 1:11 PM on November 11, 2005


jenovus : "Just like the real-world real estate market: price goes up, price goes down, HOUSE DISAPPEARS FOREVER."

That's what it's like where I live. Price goes up, price goes down, someone eventually buys house purely to tear down house and build new house on same lot.
posted by Bugbread at 1:12 PM on November 11, 2005


Just awesome.
posted by fire&wings at 1:18 PM on November 11, 2005


You bastard.
posted by docgonzo at 1:20 PM on November 11, 2005


Who knew it was that easy to make money in real estate?
posted by OmieWise at 1:22 PM on November 11, 2005


Stupid good fun.
posted by FlamingBore at 1:22 PM on November 11, 2005


Fun stuff!
posted by greasy_skillet at 1:29 PM on November 11, 2005


All I need is for somebody to combine it with "Dope Wars". Buy drugs in the poor communities and sell them in the rich communities!
posted by CG at 1:31 PM on November 11, 2005


It took me 20 years to get the nice house, roughly twice as fast as my current trajectory.
posted by brain_drain at 1:31 PM on November 11, 2005


That's what it's like where I live. Price goes up, price goes down, someone eventually buys house purely to tear down house and build new house on same lot.

Yeah, but that's Tokyo. Doesn't a lot in the city cost something ridiculous like 80 million yen?
posted by jenovus at 1:38 PM on November 11, 2005


21 years, 11 months. Of course, I live in hurricane country, so I was quick to sell most of my investment properties.
posted by Gator at 1:39 PM on November 11, 2005


67 years 10 months. I rule!
posted by rolypolyman at 1:40 PM on November 11, 2005


Jenovus:

I may be offbase, but I thought that was generally how it was in really crowded areas (LA, NY, etc.) Is that not the case?
posted by Bugbread at 1:41 PM on November 11, 2005


Yeah, I'm from a small city in NH, so all I get is rich people from MA putting houses up across the street, mocking me with their yachts. I admit that I have little to zero big-city real estate knowledge.
posted by jenovus at 1:43 PM on November 11, 2005


Incredibly fun. Thanks for the link!
posted by selfnoise at 1:48 PM on November 11, 2005


20 yrs, 11 months. Although I'm sure I'll improve as I kiss off the rest of my workday to play this.
posted by goatdog at 1:49 PM on November 11, 2005


12 years, 9 months, but I work in the biz so I knew where to look for the FSBO deals.
posted by loquax at 1:50 PM on November 11, 2005


17 yr 2 mos...

Damn you loquax!
posted by mullacc at 1:52 PM on November 11, 2005


Yes, I only needed to flip for 136 years!
posted by MrZero at 1:52 PM on November 11, 2005


MrZero, you don't know how happy you've made me! I thought i held the record at 82 years...
posted by amro at 1:55 PM on November 11, 2005


jenovus : "I admit that I have little to zero big-city real estate knowledge."

To be fair, neither do I (or, at least, only experience in one city). I'd assumed that all big cities worked more or less the same way, but I might be totally wrong.
posted by Bugbread at 1:56 PM on November 11, 2005


28 years, 5 months. Eh.
posted by GuyZero at 1:59 PM on November 11, 2005


This thing has killed my productivity for today,and already tomorrow as well.
posted by Todd Lokken at 2:05 PM on November 11, 2005


I did it once in 31 years. Can't seem to improve... grrrr. Great game btw. Phriday phlasher phun.
posted by zpousman at 2:06 PM on November 11, 2005


I did it once in 31 years. Can't seem to improve... grrrr. Great game btw. Phriday phlasher phun.
posted by zpousman at 2:06 PM on November 11, 2005


17 years, 1 month, the key is to sell before it declines if a medium or large property you can afford with the money shows up.
posted by geoff. at 2:07 PM on November 11, 2005


14 yrs. 1 mo., so far. Fun.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:08 PM on November 11, 2005


My previous record is 12 years.
posted by Remy at 2:10 PM on November 11, 2005


I've gotten down to 14 yrs 5 mos. Can't seem to get better. The key is to sell very quickly and be able to move up to the more expensive properties as quickly as you can. Once you can afford one of the big houses, it takes a year or so to get to the mansion.
posted by mullacc at 2:10 PM on November 11, 2005


12 years 11 months.
posted by Bugbread at 2:10 PM on November 11, 2005


I spent 80 years and bought every house in the neighborhood.
posted by Laen at 2:16 PM on November 11, 2005


13,2 now.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:25 PM on November 11, 2005


I keep investing to make sure I have a healthy retirement fund. Its fun to just keep going.
posted by Phantomx at 2:31 PM on November 11, 2005


I think I'll choose to retire after amassing a fortune and then choosing a cheap little house and store the rest of my money in shoeboxes in said shack.
posted by Phantomx at 2:32 PM on November 11, 2005


11 years, 6 months!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:34 PM on November 11, 2005


I rock at this game. Start small, buy lots, sell quickly. Move to medium and then large as soon as you can afford to. Keep buying and selling quickly. The profit just keeps steadily increasing. Not bloody bad for a capitalism-hating lefty!
posted by Decani at 2:39 PM on November 11, 2005


I used the government version and just took the house.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:42 PM on November 11, 2005


I love this, but there's a small bug where the direction of the price arrow changes but not the color. Only about 10% of the time. But then I miss the fact htat it's actually losing value -- it's cost me 500K more times than I can count.
posted by dhartung at 6:17 PM on November 11, 2005


Keep an eye on the mansion: it doesn't stay at 10 mil. I grabbed it for around 9 once.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:03 PM on November 11, 2005


Almost 70 years both times for me. If this were real life, I'd be almost 97 by the time I got the mansion.
posted by fossil_human at 7:18 PM on November 11, 2005


I almost got all the houses on the board when the game hung. I only had 3 left.
posted by Potsy at 7:44 PM on November 11, 2005


40 years.

Not so hot.
posted by Jon-o at 8:10 PM on November 11, 2005


awesome little flash game - these guys should try to license it to a Real Estate brokers website.
posted by marc1919 at 9:32 PM on November 11, 2005


Great game, thanks. Of course, it took me 70 years, but...next time, damnit, next time!
posted by livii at 9:36 PM on November 11, 2005


108 years. There goes the neighborhood.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:43 PM on November 11, 2005


21 years, 1 month. I didn't keep track of how much money I had though. When I purchased the mansion I had over 20,000k.

If this were real, I'd never buy the mansion. Like Phantomx I'd live in a shack.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 12:55 AM on November 12, 2005


Hah, played it again this morning, and realized I'd been trying to save up an extra zero column's worth of money. 16yrs 1 mo this time; much more satisfying.
posted by livii at 9:12 AM on November 12, 2005


Hah, I was wondering how people were getting such amazing scores, until I realised that I was saving up another digit past what I needed.

12y1mo
posted by [expletive deleted] at 10:20 AM on November 12, 2005


The profit margins are so slim in the "triple-decker" level, the trick is to build enough cash to start buying single-families ASAP. Also, flip those bad boys immediately: sell as soon as the price peaks the first time.
\\21yrs,4mos
posted by Lord Kinbote at 3:43 PM on November 12, 2005


16 3 I thought that was good until I saw bugbread up thread.
posted by OmieWise at 10:35 AM on November 15, 2005


I can't believe I just found this; it's awesome.
posted by kyleg at 12:38 AM on December 7, 2005


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