Bulls and Bears
If you have ever wondered what Monopoly on steroids would look like you’ll want to check out Bulls and Bears. This is a high-end, complex game that goes deeper than any stroll down Boardwalk ever could. Lets start with the playing board which is bright and colorful. The instructions are easy to read and engaging, which goes a long way in making the idea of a finance game of this type a little less daunting. There are knowledge cards full of fascinating, real-world occurrences. This really got players thinking about historical events that they recall but now within the context of the game, like how it affected the stock market, etc. Based on these cards players “bet” money based on the level of confidence they have in their answers. Parents felt this game was firmly rooted in real world concepts, which requires both an understanding of history and skills for the future. With that said it is also competitive and fun, in order to win, you need health insurance, property insurance, a house and more, you know, adult stuff. These are valuable lessons which testers said seemed to stick with their kids who stayed focused and engaged.