Engage your students with Market Share – The business strategy board game
Since business studies has been rolled out as a NCEA subject, teachers from around the country have been asking themselves the question, How do we teach this subject? Many struggle with the idea of having to create new and innovative ways to engage with their students and to keep them interested.
Market Share is a business board game that will give you the opportunity to tailor lessons around many different aspects of business while engaging your students in a fun, competitive and thought provoking manner.
This isn’t a game where you role a dice and move around a game board, this is a game that requires the players to develop a strategy around the growth and development of their owner business. They will be required to manage risk, their business resources and cash flow. When working in teams they will need to discuss their strategy and work together to make important business decisions that will have very real consequences in the game. Players will have the opportunity to negotiate with one another for resources, giving them a chance to hone this vastly important skill.
This is a great chance to observe the students in your class and determine who are the natural leaders, who are the negotiators, the accountants or the innovators. This is a great team building experience and Market Share will help you engage with even the hard to reach students who don’t normally engage in your class.
We have seen overwhelming feedback from both the students who have played Market Share and the teachers.