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
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Animated educational content for kids to explore, for a fee.
URL: http://www.brainpopjr.com
(2011)
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Addictive dino zoo simulation helps kids learn about money.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Kids learn financial literacy through game-show action.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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BrainPOP Website Poster Image
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Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.
URL: http://www.brainpop.com
(2012)
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Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Kiva Website Poster Image
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Micro-loan site gives everyone the chance to help.
URL: http://www.kiva.org
(2012)
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Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
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Budget Hero Website Poster Image
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Game challenges players to balance federal budget.
URL: http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/budgethero/
(2012)
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City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Mashable Website Poster Image
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Slightly sensationalistic news, social networking.
URL: http://mashable.com/
(2012)
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