Cashflow! - Edutainment in a box
There's this board game called Cashflow about personal finance and investing. I first read about it in Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.
Here's a good first hand description of what Cashflow is all about from fellow blogger, Gabby Dizon: Thoughts on CASHFLOW
I'd just like to add a few reflections Kelmer and I had after playing the game:
- Wouldn't it be great if this game could be played by many people? It's so effective that with just a few pieces of cardboard (well thought out, of course), it can teach the players so many personal finance lessons that you wouldn't learn in ordinary circumstances.
- Wouldn't it be great if there were a Filipino version of this game, and that it would be played by the common tao at the neighborhood sari-sari store. (just like tong-its or dama). If through this game, the basic lessons of finance are taught to the common tao all around the Philippines, it would have more impact than any economics/finance seminar or course offered in any business school. Galing, 'di ba?
- And Gabby, (my gaming developer e-friend), what do you think about developing a PC game that teaches teens how to handle their finances? In the likes of Anito or Gunbound or Tantra, but as educational as Cashflow. Whattya tink?
7pm - 12 mnThe group isn't doing this as a business nor as a "service" to society. So be polite when you go there ;-) . Thanks a lot to Mr. Del and Ms. Alma, our gracious gurus in our first game of Cashflow. Special mention: Del did a good job of "good cop/bad cop" (or anghel/demonyo if you will) which really made first time gamers think about our moves.
mezzanine of Charterhouse
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