Entrepreneurship, the game!

By: Rob Adams on April 25, 2013

MoneyOne of the classes we offer this summer is Entrepreneurship. its a class for 7-10 year olds to teach them what its like to own and run a company. I got the idea from a couple sources.First were the class games I played at the enrichment school when I was a boy. One was one of the books I read while preparing to open MindGear, the Accounting Game. It was a great book that covered the principles of accounting, from the perspective of a young boy who runs a summer lemonade stand. Over the course of the book he ends up dealing with loans, accounting methods regarding inventory, reporting, and a host of other topics.

That’s a lot for 7-10 year olds. But we can teach how to manage money, how to make deals and managing employees. I’ve been working for a couple of weeks to design a game that would be consistent, educational and fun. Also the game starts out very simple but whenever the class gets bored we can add another new principle, both to freshen the game for the kids, and to sneak in another principle of entrepreneurship.

Of course this is all well and good but i need to playtest the game so I can make sure its balanced and fun. Let me invite anyone who is interested to come playtest this Monday, April 29 at 6:00 pm. But I’d like to reserve the first playtest for adults only. I’ll try it with kids later, when I’m sure most of the rough edges are sanded down. Let me know if you’re interested in coming so I can be prepared. Members and non-members are welcome.