I'm working on designing a money management board game that features different event cards where players must make choices. The trouble I'm having is that I can't figure out how to reveal the effect of a player's choice without having the player know about the effect beforehand. For example, say you have a scenario like this:
Your phone bill is due today. You can choose to:
A) Pay the minimum ($30)
B) Pay the full amount ($100)
If the player picks choice B, then their credit will improve (+1 Credit) because they have paid the bill in full.
How do I reveal the effect of the player's choice until after they have made their decision? If I wrote it as B) Pay the full amount (+1Credit) then everyone would pick Choice B because it is so obvious.
Btw, this is a serious game so players should be able to learn something from it.