Play your hand at the economy with these popular new board games

With board games making a comeback during the recession, it's good to know there is much more out there than Monopoly to pass the idle time while waiting for callbacks from employers.

While Monopoly has its fans, it seems a little old-fashioned and based on the idea that being a ruthless landlord and land-grabber is the way to win. And even though the Nintendo Wii is gaining such popularity that it might be surpassing board games in popularity, not everyone can afford the steep price.