Merlin the Magnificent has passed away and left behind a marvelous menagerie of magical monsters to be put up for adoption. Bid against your fellow wizards to take home adorable critters of all shapes and sizes. As a magician, money is no object, you can create as much of it as you need to win the auctions, but whoever has spent the most money by the end of the game is out!
In Magic Money, players bid on a creature card every round by writing down secretly an amount of money they are willing to conjure up from thin air. The player who won the previous round of bidding is the auctioneer and takes all the bids. Only the opening bid and the winning bid are revealed to all players.
Once all the creatures have been won, players score their cards winning points for the horn, wings, and heart attributes on their newly won creatures along with any other special abilities that may give additional points or change what they had bid earlier in the game. Players also reveal the sum of all their bids for the game and the greediest wizard, the one who has bid the most, is eliminated.