In my family we grew up playing games about money. We played Monopoly and other board games all the time as kids and with our parents. It was one of the rare times when money was openly talked about in my family which is why I think playing money games is so important. When you are playing board games about money with your children you are teaching them about money in a fun and non-threatening way. I highly recommend using board games in your process of teaching kids about money!
Family Friendly Money Board Games
Playing board games related to money is a great way to introduce personal finance to your children in a fun and entertaining way. Considering how dry a lot of personal finance advice can be, it’s definitely a good idea to start out with something fun! Here’s a list of my favorite family friendly board games about money:
Monopoly is a classic and one of the world’s biggest and most well-known games all about money. It’s all about buying and trading property to garner wealth and win the game. It involves luck, strategy, and money management skills making it a fun game to play with the family while teaching kids about money. It’s a classic competition and with dozens of themed Monopoly game options these days, it’s determined to stay relevant to today’s family.
This is Monopoly for modern times! It’s just like the classic game but with an update to make to match the modern world of bank cards and electronic balances. The card-swipe banking shows kids what it’s like to use money these days where cash isn’t quite as common as it once was. It will teach the same principles as the classic game but with a twist to make it modern.
The game of Life will introduce kids to the concepts of earning a paycheck and spending money and the unfortunate things that happen in life. It’s one of the first introductions to life not being fair, which isn’t fun but a necessary lesson to learn. It’s also a fun game and can be really rewarding when things go your way and you win!
Those are just a few of the family friendly games out there that you might want to play with your family while teaching them about money. Learning about money and how the world works through playing board games can be both fun and educational for kids.
Reasons to Play Money Games With Family
There are several reasons why you should play money board games with your family:
- Introduces personal finance concepts.
- Teaches about money and spending.
- Shows that life isn’t always fair (sad but true!).
- Helps kids learning how to count money.
- Shows kids how to save to buy things they want.
- Allows you to have fun while teaching important concepts.
- Gives you more quality time together.
There are other reasons why you might want to play money board games with kids and your family. Whatever your reasons, it’s always a fun time and something you should do!