Future Entrepreneur is one of the results produced under the ENTREPRENEUR+ project, in which Backslash is involved. It supports the players learn about entrepreneurship in a fun and dynamic manner – extremely useful when working with younger audiences. It helps improve the vocabulary, and learn how to set up and run a business. Future Entrepreneur combines two types of board games: resource management & decision-making games.
The Board-game is open-source, which means that anyone can print out and use it for non-profit, educational purposes: in the classroom, in the training room, or in other circumstances. The kit contains also printing instructions. The game is available in 5 languages: English, German, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish.
The game can be played individually, or in groups, with a maximum of 12 people, with a duration of 90-120 minutes. A facilitator is needed to support the participants’ learning process and ensure the rules are respected.
In the beginning, each of the players randomly selects a business card. The business cards are grouped into three sectors: hospitality, services, and the food industry. Each business has some features listed on its respective card: the yearly revenue made, the risks it is prompted to, and how much a cost unit is. Throughout the game, the players will roll the dice and advance on the board. Similar to other popular games, they will either cash in or cash out some of their money, depending on the box they find themselves in. Otherwise, they will need to draw a card:
- Knowledge cards will test the players’ knowledge related to entrepreneurship, economics, or business administration.
- Surprise cards will affect the player only if their business is prompted to such a risk, as the one listed on their card.
- Development cards test the participants’ entrepreneurial abilities and add more interactivity to the game.
Because we aim to promote a healthy mindset, we introduced also the happiness points, one would receive after answering successfully a question on a knowledge card. The happiness points have a specific role in the game and are associated with several benefits the individual can enjoy in life.
You can access it for free, here.