Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Fortune & Venture Educational Game

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Fortune & Venture Educational Game

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BUSINESS GAME Fortune & Venture Educational Game, free for the first year, annual subscription after that £150, www. fortuneadventure. com

Since the EBEA reviewed this game last year (TBE, Summer 2009), it has been adapted from a board to a web-based format. The game starts with each player being given £100,000, which they must pay back over ten rounds. Players travel around the board on the throw of an electronic dice and if they land on a business they can buy it. Along the way there is a variety of business hazards and the number of customers varies to provide added insight to business uncertainty and its subsequent effect on cash flow.

The game has excellent flexibility. There is a range of possible objectives, from survival to maximising profit or turnover. This game may be played against the computer or set for up to 4 players. There are 3 levels of difficulty, making it appropriate for GCSE through to A2. The teacher can nominate the number of rounds to be played or set a time limit so that it fits neatly into a lesson and it may be played in a computer room or at home. So it certainly fits with our college policy of promoting 'anywhere any time learning'.

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