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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Allowance Game (1979)

The Allowance Game (1979)

Ratings

4.13611 out of 10 with 36 ratings
Board Game Rank: 13209
Children's Game Rank: 545

Description

"Whether you're starting your own business, doing chores around the house, earning interest on bank deposits or spending money at the mall -- this exciting game teaches you how to use money and make change. When you do all this and you save $20.00, you win the game! So if you're ready to save, earn and spend a little fun money, simply follow the instructions below."

For ages five years and up, per the box. Contains plastic nickels, dimes, and quarters as well as $1 and $5 denomination bills.

Note - the instructions are on the back of the box. Most gamers will find no instruction book and nothing inside the lid and figure the instructions are missing!

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Lakeshore Learning Materials, Milton Bradley
  • Year Published: 1979
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Suggested Number of Players: 3
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 6
  • Playing Time: 30
  • Suggested Ages: 5
  • Language Dependence: Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
  • Subdomain: Children's Games
  • Category: Children's Game, Economic, Educational, Math
  • Mechanic: Roll / Spin and Move
  • Alternate Names: The Allowance Game

Reviews

3.5 out of 10
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Kids rating: 7.5

7 out of 10
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Fun with the kids here. The message; earn and save, spend and learn how to make change. First one to $20 is the winner. Saving money was never more fun!

5.5 out of 10
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Have it specifically to get K comfortable with money and making change. Will probably replace American money with Canadian. She seems to enjoy it, and I don't mind, since I'd always rather teach/learn with a game than without.

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Donated to Children's Library at DGM

5 out of 10
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My six-year-old likes it. Neither of us particularly cares for the roll-and-move nature of the game, but she likes working with the money and making change. - Update: my other daughter, now six, hates it for its lack of choices. But she wants to keep it for the money practice.

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Homeschooling game - Math (Money)

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Own 1984 Lakeshore version

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7+

5 out of 10
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Mine is the Lakeshore Version

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Need to evaluate. MSRP or less.

4 out of 10
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Good for little kids who want to practice addition or subtraction or money math and have more fun than using flash cards. For adults, it's a pretty tedious affair. Zero skill involved.

4 out of 10
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Wow, I remember this one from my childhood. I thought it was fun back then.

7 out of 10
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Thrift store purchase. 99 cents. No game here, but perfect for second graders to practice dollars and cents organization and counting. Very limited appeal, but perfect if this is what you are looking for. You can get $20.00 in about 3 trips around, so it isn't even that painful.

6.5 out of 10
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Not a very fun game for adults as it's mostly roll and move, but it is nice for teaching kids about money. My son is almost 5, so it's a good way for him to learn about paper money and coins.

6 out of 10
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Roll and move. Only "choices" are whether to buy the lemonade stand space if you land on it, or whether to make a one time bank deposit if you land on the bank. Still, it's a good activity for kids to practice addition and money counting.

4.9 out of 10
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This game is not fun at all...but it does teach your kids how to count money...and that your birthday= massive payday

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We used to play this a lot. We'd make up little stories for each of the activities pictured on the cards.

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Gabby's

2 out of 10
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Can't someone invent a game that teaches money without being roll and move and... insufferable.

2 out of 10
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Great for the kids. But sometimes it is so brutal. We have played several times when our youngest (4) would stop playing because he was forced to restart 4 times without even getting around the board. Otherwise, great for kids to learn early about money principals and making change. Lake shore version.

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There is a 1979 Milton Bradley edition of this game. Rules are printed in the cardboard divider in the box. I played this when I was little and I loved it. It was a more appealing game than Monopoly.

4 out of 10
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Bought this to start teaching my 5-year-old daughter about money.

2 out of 10
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Found at Goodwill for $2.99 - thought it might be good for money/math skills in my classroom.

7 out of 10
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Great game for young kids to learn how to use money, including making change. Also, the money looks like real (albeit out-of-date) US coins and bills.

3 out of 10
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Played with Shannon years ago, pretty simple and not much game.

5 out of 10
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Run of the mill children's game with educational slant.
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