This is part of our weekly Giveaway series.
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If you woke up today thinking, “You know what I’d REALLY want right now? A board game that actually helps teach my kids about money in a more fun way than I can. And I’d like to get it for FREE too, please,” it’s your lucky day :)
A friend of mine runs the company CashCrunch Games, and after playing with one of his latest prototypes that’s now on the shelves, I thought it would make for a fun giveaway here.
It’s called CashCrunch Junior (retails for $30), and encourages 7 to 12-year-olds to have conversations around money, social responsibility and family values.
Here’s a shot of my 4-year-old playing it, who unfortunately only cared about the pretty colors and throwing up the cash in the air to make it rain ;) But hey – a dad’s gotta try!
How to Play CashCrunch Junior:
Here’s the quick rundown off their site:
Players go around the board paying specific attention to unforeseen Income and Expenses, completing Activities and making Oh Boy decisions, while tracking their money, thinking about their spending and striving to save. Player with the highest amount in their Sammy Savings Account is the winner.
You can play with 1-4 people and it takes 20+ minutes, and they also offer (free) money worksheets you can download off their website and print off: CashCrunch Junior Money Worksheets.
Here are the 9 main lessons the game teaches:
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Money
- Lesson 2: Introduction to Money Denominations
- Lesson 3: Making Change
- Lesson 4: Needs and Wants
- Lesson 5: Opportunity Cost
- Lesson 6: Comparison Shopping
- Lesson 7: Budgets
- Lesson 8: Savings
- Lesson 9: Coupons and Sales
They’ll also be coming out with a new “teen” edition of the game soon, and their original personal finance game is always free and can be played online anytime too (for ages 13+): CashCrunch 101
More on Cashcrunch Jr. can be found here: CashCrunch Junior Game
Want this for your family?
Tell us YOUR favorite board game down below in the comments, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. We got TWO copies of these to give out this week so you have double the chances!
As for my personal fave? It’s gotta be Monopoly, hands down. In fact, I recently received the Game of Thrones Edition for Christmas, but sadly I still can’t find anyone to play with me :( Why does no one have time to play 8 hour games anymore???
Good luck, y’all :)
UPDATE: Giveaway now over. Y’all play a lot of fun games! Learned about a few new ones too – thx for participating everyone :) The two winners this week are…. April and Rachel K. – congrats! Hope you guys enjoy it!
PS: To see who won last week’s Millionaire books, click here.
Giveaway sponsored by CashCrunch Games, and ends Tuesday, Feb 7th at midnight.