Cashflow 101-The Hottest Board Game - It's more than just a game!
Cashflow Game Boards for Adults and Kids, too!
Have you played the game? Or did you just encounter it for the first time in this hub?
I bet you'll be intrigued by the name of this Money and Asset board game. The magic word is cash which means money.
Last Saturday, January 28, 2012...my inquiring mind was cleared of blurry questions that clouded my vision regarding this. I thought it will be a classroom-type discussion inside the posh resto-bar at Greenbelt 3, in Ayala, Makati. Instead, the coaches and bankers aim to perk up the discussion by incorporating this awesome board game called CASHFLOW 101.
I, along with other four players plus the coach assigned to us and the banker enjoyed the game. In fact, we can't get enough of it as we spent only three hours and we still crave to finish it.
How to Play the Game: CashFlow 101
Our coach, Jenny, introduced us to our banker, Angelo. I and the other four players introduced ourselves one by one.
Our coach gave us our cashflow paper (two sheets) and we assumed a certain persona and his/her job as in police officer, bank employee, etc. The monthly salary was listed on the income sheet, the passive income, expenses and the cash inflow.
Then, as directed, the banker gave as seed money of $1, 200.00 each. We will use it in order to buy or sell shares or pay for the mortgage, bankruptcy, etc.We were given more or less three hours in order to focus ourselves to get out of the RAT CIRCLE.
At the roll of the dice, we were able to start the trail with terms like:
- Small Deals - You can buy a share of a particular business firm or sell it when higher price is dictated on the next card.
- Big Deals - options to buy a condominium unit, house and lot, etc. if passive income will increase.
- Doodads - things we used to buy or spend our money of, like gadgets, family gatherings or parties.
- Market - things that are available to buy in the market.
We record our transaction. We always shout for PAYCHECK as our icon passed the yellow-colored bold letters.
If our icon stops at the Bankruptcy line, the player will loose two turns and pay the banker the corresponding amount of his/her salary and will just proceed after the penalty. The coach will give two buttons for reminder.
We didn't finish the game in order to get out of the RAT RACE. We are encouraged to return in order to continue the game for CashFlow 202.
Note: As we paused for lunch, Coach Jenny gave us pointers regarding the game or its application in reality.
Since the game was conceptualized by the famous author of the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki (Japanese-American) in order to teach people how to handle their money wisely, one will learn on how to deal with the challenges of their jobs or workforce once they become acquainted with the game.
Most people, in real life who belong to the middle and marginal groups of the society often rely on their paychecks come the 15th and end of the month.
We discovered that by playing the game, we were acting like one of them. We were like rats, competing with each other just for the 'slice of cheese' in order to survive.
(With personal biases and writings from travel_man1971 aka Ireno Alcala)
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