The day to day monotony of managing our money is something of a chore for many of us. We spend our lives juggling income and expenditure while hoping to set aside a bit of money for a rainy day.
But who said that learning about financial responsibility can’t be fun? And who said we need to save for that rainy day? Perhaps on that rainy day, we should get out the board games and get the family around the table for a bit of financial fun.
These are the most innovative and enjoyable board games that will teach you a bit about money.
Because it is a little more complicated and comes with a hefty price tag compared to other games on our list, it didn’t quite make our top 3!
Acquire is a wonderful game that teaches all the basics of company stock trading while keeping the experience enjoyable and not too bogged down in the numbers.
From paying routine things as well as the occasional nasty surprise, this game keeps players alert to the financial pressures of living a month on a limited budget. Players decide how many months to play for, and the ultimate goal is to save as much money each month as possible, the player at the end with the most money wins.
It is, however, the most enjoyable economic game we have played and comes with so many variations nowadays that you are spoilt for choice. Players make circuits of the board, buying up title deeds, building hotels and avoiding the jail and taxes as they go. We suspect Monopoly has been the cause of many a Christmas falling out. But even when we hate it, we love it! Also, the cheapest game on our list, what more could you possibly want?
So, there you have it, our countdown of the top 5 board games that teach money skills. Do you think we missed any? Perhaps you prefer Payday to Monopoly? Let us know in the comments below!
Being an entrepreneur at heart and a digital strategist at work, Rich Evans became a valuable author with over 20 years of experience. His academic background from the University of Nevada serves as sound basis for developing strategies from a scratch. An active lifestyle is a part of his personality, and this also determines him to accept challenges and achieve goals. Along with being a consultant for several magazines and websites, he also runs his own blog – www.Rich-Evans.net.