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Comment on "Cha-Ching: Making Fun of Money"
by David — Dec 22
It's semantics, but I'd say such applications are more akin to "toys" (in a non-pejorative sense) than "games". There are important, if subtle differences between the two concepts.

But yeah, there are toy-like (or game-like) aspects to these apps than can be fun. Delicious Library, in particular, has a strong housekeeping element to it (think: Tetris) which appeals to the organizer in us. And Cha-Ching taps in to the token-driven success of games such as Monopoly. (And is cute as hell, which doesn't hurt either.)
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