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Financial Literacy and Games
October 25, 2005 7:15 PM   Subscribe

I am interested in teaching personal financial literacy (insurance, savings, credit cards, FICO scores) through games. I heard about this from Well's Fargo, but I was hoping for something more compelling. Does anyone know of any good financial literacy games out there? Does anyone have any good ideas for one?
posted by blahblahblah to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
A few more details: the goal is to teach mostly folks ages 16-18, and hopefully have it be something they would want to play at home for an hour or two, so it would ideally be engaging as well.
posted by blahblahblah at 7:24 PM on October 25, 2005


I don't know any specific examples, but you should check out the Serious Games community. There's an email list at their web site (or just visit the the site).

You may also want to check out Watercooler Games, a blog run by Ian Bogost, a games researcher. Among other things, he reviews all sorts of serious games (and may know of some for financial literacy).
posted by i love cheese at 7:33 PM on October 25, 2005


Cash Flow by the RichDad/PoorDad guy.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:56 PM on October 25, 2005


You may wish to peruse the search function on this page from The Jumpstart Coalition.
posted by Kibbutz at 8:31 PM on October 25, 2005


Lemme try that again:

You may wish to peruse the search function on this page from The Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

And now I must sleep.
posted by Kibbutz at 8:36 PM on October 25, 2005


Capitalism II is more about economics and business, but it's in the same ballpark.
posted by falconred at 10:58 PM on October 25, 2005


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