NGPF Arcade Game, Money Magic, COMING SOON!

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Jan 08, 2020
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Interactive, New Products

"Learn the tricks of budgeting" is the tagline for this new NGPF Arcade Game. 

Here's a short teaser video to whet your appetite:

Mason and I had a lot of fun piloting Money Magic at a high school in San Mateo, California today.

Here's what we heard from students: 

  • What do I need to save to make it to Vegas for the Big Show?
  • 4 Stars and $20,000 in earnings! What A Show!
  • Ouch! Boring Magic Act! These critics are tough. 
  • Why is morale so low? 
  • Ooooo...I want to see that fire trick.
  • Should I invest in the [insert trick name here]?
  • This makes me so anxious..I'm too stressed now! 
  • Enzo is so high maintenance. 
  • That levitation trick is so cool. 
  • It's showtime! 
  • I'm going to Vegas! 

Engaging gameplay later led to these reflections:

  • Buying those cool magic tricks was so tempting and kept me from saving for Vegas.
  • It was challenging to figure out how to allocate my budget among the various costs.
  • There were no perfect decisions; it was challenging to manage the various tradeoffs. 

Thanks to McKinney for creating another creative and engaging game that teaches such valuable money lessons. 

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Money Magic will be released later this month. 

 

 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.