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Best Business and Finance Games

Get kids into the habit of saving money from a young age so that as adults they'll make wise financial decisions. Whether students need to learn how to count coins or prepare for their first credit card, there are digital tools that can help build students' financial literacy skills. 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 $19.99
Platforms Xbox 360, Xbox One
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Biz Kid$ 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/
Exceptionally well-designed games, lesson plans demystify 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
Offworld Trading Company Publisher: Stardock
Rare, combat-free strategy game focused on trade, finance
Grades 8-12
Type Game
Price $39.99
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated