Money Bags is a board game for ages 7+. This enjoyable tool helps children start to understand how money is used and aids in solidifying a comprehension of the relationship between coins and paper money. The detail and size of the plastic coins are similar to real change, allowing for painless practice in identifying and recalling value. Included are recognizable one dollar bills, for use when a player lands on a “bank exchange” space. Extra players are easily added, as long as you can dig up enough real change to “loan” to the game “bank”. The money amounts and the “jobs” posted on the spaces are meaningful to young children, enabling them to make the connection to real life.
Play consists of moving a pawn the amount of spaces specified on the rolled die. The space the player lands on specifies how much money to collect and why. (E.g.: set the table 34¢) Next, the player spins the built in spinner to determine what coins can be used and whether the player keeps the money or gives it to “Money Bags”. A player who lands on a space marked $ collects the coins from “Money Bags”.
Gretchen Thinks: “I like when I get enough change to trade it for a dollar bill.” (Age 6)
Walter Says: “This game is fun. Now I know how much a nickel is worth! I really like when I land on bank exchange because I can exchange one hundred cents for a one dollar bill.” (Age 7)
Daddy Declares: “I like playing Money Bags with my children because it helps me to teach them how to use money; paying for things, getting paid for things and counting change. The game is long enough that it gives my children sufficient practice, but not so long that it makes them lose interest. We started using this game at an earlier age than 7 years old.”