Star Banks Adventure
How many apps have you seen that combine a game, finances, math and ethics? None that our testers could think of. The game is set in space, it pits good against evil, there is banking and counting and coins and an evil overlord whom you have to stop to win the game. The game teaches financial concepts and money management – investing, savings, and planning, it even addresses inflation. The educational value of this app struck parents as being off charts but it is also lots of fun. Kids have to solve puzzles, answer quizzes, and use their basic math skills to achieve new levels, and earn bonuses and power-ups to win the game. There are many different levels, so kids are not playing the same board over and over. The graphics are fun and evoke a somewhat 60’s era space-age look which is fun and funky. The directions are easy to follow and the games are enjoyable to play. Thumbs up to T.Rowe Price for creating an app that effectively teaches children the importance of setting goals, saving money and spending intelligently as well as how to allocate and invest their savings. Pretty remarkable.