The Game Roller
This page is meant to be used as a tool to generate game design ideas. Each load, it grabs two random mechanics and two random themes.
Mouse over the mechanics to get a description, and either click the die or reload the page to get a new combination. Mechanics and subjects are taken from Board Game Geek.
Betting/Wagering games are games that encourage or require players to bet money (real or in-game) on certain outcomes within the game. The betting itself becomes part of the game. This mechanic is most commonly associated with Poker.
The Commodity Speculation mechanic is also a type of betting, in which in-game money is bet on different commodities in hope that that particular commodity will become the most valuable as the game progresses.