Gameschooling Money with Buy It Right

Gameschooling Money with Buy It Right

Age: 5+

Reading: Minimal

Players: 2-4

Play time: 20-30″

Meg’s rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kid’s rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Gameschooling Money With Buy it Right!

Skill: Money recognition
Skill: Making change
Skill: Buying things
Skill: Saving money
Skill: Negotiating price
Skill: Selling things
Skill: Mental math

How to Play Buy it Right! (the basics)

In a world of digital banking transactions, fewer & fewer kids are familiar with paying in cash. Don’t let your child fall behind by Gameschooling with Buy it Right!

There are lots of good money games to choose from, let me tell you why Buy it Right! is a solid choice. If you’re wondering, there are more money games linked at the end.

•There are three levels of play. I introduced the game to my youngest child buy using the dollars-only version, level 1. Level 2 uses dollars & coins (or just coins if you want), and Level 3 encompasses rolling 3 die to determine an item’s price.

The game starts with each player choosing a collection card, which features a shopping cart and 8 squares of different colors. Players want to fill those spots with items of the same color for sale

Players move around the board landing on spaces such as give a gift to a friend, visit the ATM, and using a coupon.

The last player standing, wins!

See a copy of the official instructions for Buy it Right!

Final Thoughts About Buy it Right

I really like this game, especially the adaptability for different skill sets. By starting off with dollars, my child got a workout in mental math with is such an important skill. When it was time to move onto coins, she had the confidence to tackle a totally new skill.

We did have an issue with the calculator, however. I originally planned to use it in the harder levels as a cash register. That didn’t work out so well when my child became upset that I wouldn’t let her use it in the game, OR as a toy. In fact, I had to hide the calculator after finding it all over the place. You can’t exactly use the calculator if it’s lost in your kiddo’s room.

I gave the game ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because one round of playing was enough for me.

My kid gave the game ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2. I’m pretty sure at least 1 star is due to the calculator. 

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