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Rip Them Off (2021) is puzzle game where you build businesses to attract customers. It's an economic management version of tower defence. Rather than stopping soldiers by shooting them, you are stopping citizens by selling them things. You choose locations, put up stores and build a business.

Taking inspiration from the Mad Men television show, the 1950's visuals create a world where commerce is king. You job is to choose the types of shops for your flow of customers. Stores sell items of different values and take different amount of time to sell to each customer. When they are full of customers, no one can enter the store until someone leaves.

In this way, you aim to provide an ideal set of shops to extract all the money each customer has. This is a balance of the cost of setting up each establishment, the capacity you require but also ensuring a variety of things to buy. Each new city provides an increasingly devilish challenge. Can you make it all the way to the biggest metropoles?

It's an intriguing puzzle game about managing the complex system. But also, it's a look at how business control people on the high street or shopping mall. It offers a chance to think critically about the decisions we make about buying things, with a first hand taste of what it's like to run a business.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Rip Them Off 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Simulation game with Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game. You can compete against friends and family in the leaderboards.


Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.


Rip Them Off usually costs £7.49.

Rip Them Off

Steam Store PC £7.49
Steam Store Mac £7.49
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/03/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Simulation and Puzzle

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Lozange Lab (@Lozange_Lab)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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