As funny as it may sound, CJ is learning more about money with this board game that he was with the worksheets and a real allowance!
Pay Day is not some super-secret, super-hard game for super-smart kids (or adults, Webmom says). It’s a fun game where you learn what it’s like to get bills, keep them safe until it’s time to pay, and really think about any investments.
Is it a good return? Will I really have a chance to sell it before my month is over? If you don’t sell, you lose ALL the money you invested because you can’t carry the investment over to the next month.
Did You Know … A Center for Media Literacy article written by Texas A & M University’s Marketing Professor James U. McNeal says that kids spend around $4.2 billion a year of our own money on what we want. Plus, we help our parents spend their money too!
We are proud to say we were having family game night before it got cool. You know, before they started advertising it. This is just one of the games we play as a family but it’s the one that helped CJ to “get” how the money cycle works.
The best part? We get to learn while having fun AND without losing any of our real money!
Have fun and stay safe,
The classic game of Payday makes family finance fun as it reminds everyone just where the money goes. Players take turns along the game board, which is designed as a 31-day calendar. You could make a big profit or lose your shirt on a bad investment and have to take out a loan to pay the bills as they pile up. Don’t worry, you might win the lottery or hit the jackpot and pick up money. At the end of every month, you get paid. Play as many months as you like, pay off all your bills and figure out how much money you’ve got left. Whoever has the most money is the winner. Includes game board, four plastic tokens, one die, 64 deal and mall cards, savings and loan pad, paper money. For 2-4 players.
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Amazon has them for $14.70 right now and it’s eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime. Nice!