Best Economics Games, Websites, and Apps

The economy can mystify even the most erudite scholar, let alone kids. With these accessible entry points into economics, kids can observe, experience, and reflect on tough concepts like trade and budgeting.

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BrainPOP Jr. Website Poster Image
Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
URL: https://jr.brainpop.com/
(2011)
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Savings Spree App Poster Image
Kids learn financial literacy through game-show action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning Game Poster Image
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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BrainPOP Website Poster Image
Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
(2012)
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Build-a-lot Game Poster Image
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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Style Savvy Game Poster Image
In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Kiva Website Poster Image
Micro-loan site gives everyone the chance to help.
URL: http://www.kiva.org
(2012)
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The Political Machine 2012 Game Poster Image
Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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Stop Disasters! Game Poster Image
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
(2007)
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Budget Hero Website Poster Image
Game challenges players to balance federal budget.
URL: http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/budgethero/
(2012)
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Tropico 4 Game Poster Image
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Mashable Website Poster Image
Slightly sensationalistic news, social networking.
URL: http://mashable.com/
(2012)
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