Learning by doing: The best educational games for financial know-how

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Financial education is seen by many young people as a boring, dry subject with not much direct impact on their present life. But that’s a fallacy.

Financial know-how is essential to make one’s way through today’s highly competitive world and not to lose out by making spending mistakes and bad money decisions.

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The question is: how young people can be made enthusiastic about the matter?
A recommended technique is to make an activity out of it!

With gamification, barriers in tackling financial issues are substantially reduced. Games leverage people’s natural desires for competition, achievement, status, self-expression and altruism, while introducing concepts on how to save more, borrow smart and repay debt well.

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We’ve listed financial education games for you to try out: 

(Games are best viewed on your desktop or laptop)

Financial-1-RoadTripSavings

In Road Trip to Savings, players meet the challenge of spending four weeks on the road where running short on cash means losing the car! This game requires players to make decisions about income, expenses and savings.

Financial-2-MoneyMetro

Money Metropolis simulates the real world, where players can take on jobs and save money for a certain goal they choose at the start of the game.

Financial-3-ShowMeFuture

In Show Me the Future, players can find out if their intended career will cover their bills and life’s surprises, which makes it a financial literacy and life skills game, designed to help 12- to 20-year olds prepare for their futures.

Financial-4-Moneytopia

Moneytopia is a game that helps players learn about managing money while having fun. The loftier and more costly a big dream, the longer the game will last. In this game, the goal is to successfully manage money throughout life, until a dream is reached.

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Financial education is seen by many young people as a boring, dry subject with not much direct impact on their present life. But that’s a fallacy. Financial know-how is essential to make one’s way through today’s highly competitive world and not to lose out by making spending mistakes and bad money decisions. The question is: how young people can be made enthusiastic about the matter? A recommended technique is to make an activity out of it! With gamification, barriers in tackling financial issues are substantially reduced. Games leverage people’s natural desires for competition, achievement, status, self-expression and altruism, while introducing concepts on how to save...

Reading Time: 1 minute

Financial education is seen by many young people as a boring, dry subject with not much direct impact on their present life. But that’s a fallacy.

Financial know-how is essential to make one’s way through today’s highly competitive world and not to lose out by making spending mistakes and bad money decisions.

Financial-LiteracyQuote
The question is: how young people can be made enthusiastic about the matter?
A recommended technique is to make an activity out of it!

With gamification, barriers in tackling financial issues are substantially reduced. Games leverage people’s natural desires for competition, achievement, status, self-expression and altruism, while introducing concepts on how to save more, borrow smart and repay debt well.

Financial-LiteracyQuote2
We’ve listed financial education games for you to try out: 

(Games are best viewed on your desktop or laptop)

Financial-1-RoadTripSavings

In Road Trip to Savings, players meet the challenge of spending four weeks on the road where running short on cash means losing the car! This game requires players to make decisions about income, expenses and savings.

Financial-2-MoneyMetro

Money Metropolis simulates the real world, where players can take on jobs and save money for a certain goal they choose at the start of the game.

Financial-3-ShowMeFuture

In Show Me the Future, players can find out if their intended career will cover their bills and life’s surprises, which makes it a financial literacy and life skills game, designed to help 12- to 20-year olds prepare for their futures.

Financial-4-Moneytopia

Moneytopia is a game that helps players learn about managing money while having fun. The loftier and more costly a big dream, the longer the game will last. In this game, the goal is to successfully manage money throughout life, until a dream is reached.

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