These free online games provide the hooks to get students engaged in decision making around paying for college, budgeting, investing and more. Research demonstrates that these interactive personal finance games and simulations work. With limited money experience, these games allow students to practice and make mistakes to avoid the consequences of money mistakes in the "real world."

Teacher Tip: As many schools block access to games on their network, you may want to send the Arcade webpage to your IT department to make sure that the games below are accessible to your students. 

20
MIN.
Students are in the “driver’s seat” as they make decisions to get to and through college.
ACCOMPANYING RESOURCES
5
MIN.
When it comes to debt, how do you get kids to care about things like interest rates, compounding and minimum payments?
20
MIN.
See the consequences of 20 years of investing decisions in just 20 minutes.
10
MIN.
Students will learn the “tricks of the loan trade” as they play the role of a loan shark and try to maximize their profits.
ACCOMPANYING RESOURCES
15
MIN.
Can you make it through the month? Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful.
15
MIN.
Can you make it as an Uber driver with two kids to support and a mortgage payment due in a week?

Over one million students play these games which have been recognized by Common Sense Education in their "Best Business and Finance Games" category. Each game comes with its own worksheet with reflection questions guaranteed to spark lively classroom discussion to cement the learning objectives.