ICANomics - the economics of you -
  • The game

    The name of the game is BUX and at present can be seen and purchased in limited quantities at BUXthegame.com .

    So, what are they selling here?  Fair and natural question. And, we did invent and are producing this game. Red alert!! Red alert!! So, here’s another side:

    1. The game has content that appeals to a wide age range of local groups. Being able to count to a thousand defines the lower age range of players in a local elementary school; fun, money and career interests defines players in the middle school (even kids having ADD and other learning “challenges”); local twenty somethings and adults play regularly and in a local retirement home, eighty-ninety year-olds played weekly for years. It isn’t uncommon to hear parents who have played family games proudly stating that their children will be successful in the economic world.

    2.The game has genuine value far exceeding its $25-dollar price tag. As a relevant example, one cannot be a consistent winner if he/she doesn’t understand-
    A. what could be the important economics concept, value, including value recognition, value creation, value building and value selling,
    B. the negative counter-productive role that emotions can play in personal productivity decision-making,
    C. clearly the objectives and benefits that one is trying to achieve,
    D. that progress requires smart risk taking, and
    E. personal productivity depends on opportunity recognition and action…

    If A-E are incorrect, unnecessary or irrelevant to you, you may or may not want to play for other reasons.

    3. The gimmick-less game has substance and based purely on classical supply-demand economic theory and business transactions– so much so that it has been the basis for an experimental economics, 4-credit college course based on preparation for careers and material futures.

    So, think of it. You’re already playing this game. Here is the situation: You’re faced with an opportunity. (A) What is the potential value to you? (B) Are you going to be controlled by negative emotions? (C) Are you clear on the objective you are trying to achieve for yourself? (D) Is it worth the risk to get the results you want? and (E) do you see this as an opportunity that you can act on for your own benefit? These are the same decisions that the game (and life) puts to you on a regular basis. Can you make the decisions to be a consistent winner?