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Power Grid is a game where you run an energy company supplying power to various cities. It will have you buying contracts to those cities, resources to fuel your power plant, as well as new power plants. It is sure to scratch that economic itch as well as being a little more lengthy (around a 2 hour play time) than many modern games for those that like that aspect.
In Machi Koro each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals. While being much quicker than Monopoly, this game has a strong economic element as well as property speculation.
In Puerto Rico players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings. Players earn victory points for owning buildings, for shipping goods, and for large buildings.