Lakeshore Allowance Game
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- Our fast-paced game is perfect for learning how to handle money, make change & more
- Fun-filled activity turns learning into a game
- Perfect for teaching kids to identify money values, add & subtract money and more
- For ages 5-11 years
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Wash the car to earn $1.30…but forget your homework and lose a turn! In our involving, skill-building game, players race around the game board doing chores to earn their allowance…then save it or spend it on things they want. And, as children play, they learn to make change, handle money and more! The game board measures a big 18". For 2-4 players.
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|Item Dimensions||1.97 x 10.24 x 18.9 in||8.9 x 13.1 x 1.5 in||8.6 x 2.1 x 17.1 in||2 x 8.63 x 8.63 in||10.1 x 20 x 1.6 in||5 x 6 x 1.5 in|
|Item Weight||2.06 lbs||1.15 lbs||1.5 lbs||4 ounces||2.07 lbs||0.5 lb|
Top customer reviews
The game has a monopoly feel to it - go around the board & either collect money, or pay the bank. You can "buy" a lemonade stand, and collect fees every time an opponent lands on it. Or "deposit" money in the bank & collect "interest" every time you land on it.
This is a quick playing game- as in, the first person that has $20 in front of them, wins the game. So it can easily be played during a 15 or 20 minute recess. It also introduces value to certain things- like earning. $3.50 for babysitting, but walking the neighbor's dog only earns 50 cents. There are also different penalties for late library book vs. breaking a window. (all if these are different squares on the board)
It is fun to play, but definitely has a target audience of elementary aged children.
As for educational- it helps tighten concepts of dollars/cents. Counting coins & making change.
It doesn't have the depressive effect of most other money games, either, where you can lose and lose and lose some more, maybe even going into debt. If you don't have enough money to pay, then you return to home, lose a turn, but then start over with $3. Every time you pass home, you get an allowance, which usually is enough to keep this from happening.
My only irk is that there are no pennies needed (or included). It would be better math-wise to have pennies. In fact, out of 28 squares, only 6 even require nickles. And it would have been more interesting if there were more squares to add variety.
Its not a long game usually takes us about 15 or maximum 20 minutes till someone wins which is great you are not playing it for hours... kids wouldn't be able to concentrate too long lol :)
The game is laid out much like Monopoly except you do not buy properties to earn money, the object being the first player to save $20. When you land on a square, you either pay (for something, ie: icecream) or you get paid (for chores, ie: washing the car). There's a birthday square where you get $5 when you land on it. It's a fun game that doesn't take long to play, less than an hour if you move along and pay attention. Our family does not.