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Best Business and Finance Games

Get kids into the habit of saving money from a young age. From balancing the federal budget to managing their own business, these games will help kids see the value of money and how it's managed.

Dinorama Publisher: thesixtyone
Fun, entrepreneurial sim encourages kids to make smart money moves
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Motion Math: Cupcake! Publisher: Motion Math
Irresistibly sweet bakery sim empowers kids to run a successful business
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price $4.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Motion Math: Pizza! Publisher: Motion Math
Serving up valuable economics lessons with an extra helping of fun
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
People's Pie Publisher: Filament Games
Federal budget game's challenge delivers powerful message
Grades 4-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Zoo Tycoon Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Excellent park management game helps kids explore economics and zoology
Grades 5-12
Type Game
Price $59.99
Platforms Xbox 360, Xbox One
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Biz Kid$ Visit Website: http://bizkids.com
You can bet on business and finance being interesting for teens
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
iCivics Visit Website: http://www.icivics.org/
Assortment of exceptionally well-designed games demystifies government
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
SimCity Publisher: Electronic Arts
Exciting city simulator great for online play
Grades 6-12
Type Game
Price $59.99
Platforms Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
Build-a-lot Publisher: MumboJumbo
Financial management made fun via real estate-themed building sim
Grades 7-12
Type Game
Price 19.99
Platforms Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 2
Spent Publisher: McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham
Provocative, first-person look at poverty builds empathy
Grades 7-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Layoff Publisher: Tiltfactor
Bejeweled-style gameplay adapted to build empathy, critique downsizing
Grades 8-12
Type Game
Price Free
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated