PriSim can include a boardgame as an add-on to any class.
Boardgames can take the understanding of specific topics, particularly finance, to a deeper level. Our clients have used the approach to drive a greater awareness of specific, important financial concepts.
Here’s an overview of how a finance boardgame exercise works:
- It is run as a live exercise that teams work on together in the Main Room, typically after the Finance lecture.
- The exercise demonstrates the flow of money through a specific scenario such as the sale of a product, the financial impact of Working Capital, or the purchase and depreciation of a piece of equipment.
- Teams move poker chips representing money to the appropriate location on a 3’x3’ gameboard that represents an Income Statement and a Balance Sheet.
- The exercise brings the financial statements and the scenarios to life and immerses them into the actual details of the transactions. They can’t just nod their heads in agreement with a particular topic – they have to actually move chips across the statements and prove that they really understand the concept.