Educational games

A phenomenon of learning while playing has been observed in all intelligent species. Not only it’s educating and fun, it also dramatically increases a brain's capability of performing vital tasks. Starting from childhood – educational toys and games lay the foundation for further knowledge and the ability to overcome difficult challenges.

We have the ability to introduce educational games to university and college students and help them assimilate and reinforce their newly obtained knowledge. Knowledge retrieval, during educational games, dramatically increases the overall percentage of information that remains in long term memory. Instead of re-reading and memorizing students are now able to retain information by practicing in live simulations with their fellows.

We have assembled a collection of sophisticated business games with instructional guidebooks available for deployment at your academic institution.

Available educational games:

Corporation
The best startup
Crude oil, sweat and tears
Finding investors
Brand on fire
Market intelligence

 

Corporation

Goal:

A business game that provides the opportunity for players to prove themselves as capable “Crisis managers”.

The premise:

Some of the companies of a large corporation are in a dangerous situation. The council of shareholders (consisting of a part of the group of players) elects “Crisis managers” for each company. The council will be constantly evaluating the selected CM’s – the most successful ones will get financial aid while the unsuccessful ones will be fired.

The participants will learn to:

  • Manage a company in a critical condition
  • Plan, prioritize and execute the most important business decisions under pressure
  • Cooperate to properly evaluate the business reports and decisions of subordinates
  • Make difficult decisions and work as a team
 

The best startup

Goal:

After receiving initial capital, players have to invest it in the most profitable way.

The premise:

At the start of the game Players receive $10 million startup capital from venture capitalists. Each player has to choose an industry and the type of business that will guarantee ROI and will generate profit in the shortest period of time.  A player, who accumulates the biggest amount of assets during a predetermined time frame, will win.

The participants will learn to:

  • Analyze the market
  • Scout for profitable business opportunities in various regions
  • Invest capital in the most profitable way
  • Grow and reinvest assets of the company
 

Crude oil: sweat and tears

Goal:

Players have to maximize the profit while the industry is in a decline

The premise:

The price of oil in a global market is rapidly falling. In these challenging conditions players are responsible for generating the biggest profit. Analyzing new territories, building factories – are only a few options that players can pursue. Generating unique ideas is the key to success in this game.

The participants will learn to:

  • Think outside the box
  • Find lucrative opportunities in a seemingly desperate situation
  • Maximize the profits
 

Finding investors

Goal:

Investors are willing to fund businesses while players will be trying to convince them to invest money in their enterprises.

The premise:

The competing players will approach investors to acquire the biggest investment for their business. All players are managing businesses with large debts and little, or no profitability. An investment will save their businesses. Investors have a limited capital and they will be investing in businesses with the most potential.

The participants will learn to:

  • Find investors for a business on the brink of bankruptcy
  • Compile strategies and policies for business development
  • Manage a company in crisis, overcome obstacles and succeed in difficult conditions
 

Brand on fire

Goal:

Players have to effectively penetrate the market with a newly formed brand in an extremely short period of time.

The premise:

The main goal of this game is for players to create a brand from scratch and penetrate the market in a limited amount of time. Before entering the market, players have to choose a target market, come up with product descriptions, logos, a sales plan and marketing plan.

The participants will learn to:

  • Develop a company and its strategies
  • Enter a new market with new products 
  • Effectively use marketing tools for brand development
 

Market intelligence

Goal:

Players are looking for new locations to expand their businesses in highly competitive market conditions.

The premise:

Players will use all of the available analytic tools to locate the most successful market for their startup from the standpoints of market development, competition and prices. To gather market intelligence, teams operate in "stealth mode". Keep in mind your competition can end up selecting the same market while the other markets remain untapped.

The participants will learn to:

  • Perform a proper market and competitor analysis
  • Use the best practices of corporate espionage
  • Calculate the expenses of a new subdivision