When you think about games and entrepreneurship, Monopoly might come to mind. Profit! is exactly the opposite.
- A card game that is played with 54 cards (31 different designs)
- Played with 2-5 players aged 8 and up
- The coolest way to learn about entrepreneurship
- Played in 10-15 minutes and exciting till the end
Profit! is designed to be a fast and fun game. Each game takes 10-15 minutes. The player with the most profitable stores wins the game.
To start the game each player draws three cards.
The player who says ENTREPRENEURSHIP first begins.
Players draw a card before each turn. During a turn you can play one card. With this card you can do one of the following:
- Open a store
- Upgrade a store
- Block other player(s)
- Win a store on the open market
Besides that you can use your turn to trade cards with other players. You can choose to make a public or private trade.
The game ends when all cards are drawn or when one of the players has four open stores. The player with the most points wins the game.
During our tests in classrooms we found that young players love to collaborate and help other players. Whilst playing with our own friends (aged 30 years and older) we witnessed brutal competition. It goes to show that Profit! can be played in many different ways.
Play the game and you'll discover your entrepreneurial style!
We are Tom Rovers and Thomas Meddens. We are based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and share a common passion for entrepreneurship. We started our first company (a museum) when we were 8 years old and have not stopped since.
In 2008 we founded our company Tom & Thomas. Our mission is to teach others how they can be a bit more entrepreneurial in their daily lives. We have developed learning materials, spoke on TEDx and taught entrepreneurship in classrooms throughout the country.
Thomas currently works as a Grade 3/4 classroom teacher at an International Primary School. Tom has worked on innovative technology projects and is currently founding a business app prototyping space.
We wanted our game to appeal to different age groups. This began with adhering to the Dutch Design tradition. This tradition is all about making it simple, beautiful and a little bit quirky.
Talitha Driessen worked with us to create Profit! by drawing hipsters, tourists, flagship stores, creative directors and helipads. Talitha works for BVBZ (Bureau of Image Affairs) and is an expert when it comes to telling stories using drawings. Let her artwork speak for itself:
The layout and design of the cards has been done by Marieke de Jong. She was also responsible for branding the product. Besides very talented, Marieke is a visual merchandising expert for L'Oreal luxury brands.
All fun and games aside, we have created Profit! to help others become a bit more entrepreneurial. This is why Profit! comes with an educational E-book in which we explain the ideas behind the game.
This E-book is perfect for starting conversations about entrepreneurship with your family or in your classroom. In the book we give simple answers to questions such as:
Why does a Flagship Store boost brand value?
What happens when Hipsters or Celebrities visit your store?
Do successful entrepreneurs face more competition?
Want to know the answers? Become a backer now!
Profit! is available in English and Dutch. You will be able to choose your language in the backer surveys we send out after our campaign has ended.
Risks and challenges
Profit! has been tried and tested by kids and adults. The results? Everybody likes Profit! We will continue to play test our game during the campaign. Let us know if you have any thoughts, suggestions or feedback.
The cards will be Printed at Fortuna Playing Cards. A Dutch production company that has a long tradition in creating card games.
We are relying on a large local community in Amsterdam that will help us with fulfillment in case you guys blow us out of the water.
Our main challenge is to deliver Profit! to backers before the Christmas season. This is a tight deadline and if proven to be too tight we will send printable vouchers so that you have something to put under the Christmas tree for your entrepreneurial friends and family.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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