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Bank It! Game Review by Christine Hindle

Matt Molen
Simply Fun LLC
11711 SE 8th Street, Suite 110
Bellevue, WA 98005

This game comes in a sturdy box and has quality games pieces. The game contains a game board, shopping mall, 1 six-sided die, 4 playing pawns, 4 money clips, 22 Bank It cards, 24 store cards, 4 charity cards, 130 coins, and a rulebook. The game is for up to 4 players and is recommended for ages 6 and up. Our 5-year-old had a great time playing it, so I would say it would depend on the child. The adults in the family enjoyed the game just as much as the little one, and our middle schooler enjoyed it as well. This is truly a fun game for everyone.

This is probably the most enjoyable "money game" I have found so far. It was great for our 5-year old because, although she doesn't read all that well yet, the cards pictured what coins were needed to pay for each item, so she was able to just look at the picture and figure it out. I liked the fact that coins were used instead of paper money. The object of the game is to put $10 in the bank, buy four items from four different stores, give to a charity, and then have enough money in your possession to buy a bicycle when you land on it after all the other things are accomplished. The game was so much fun the kids didn't know they were learning anything.

The game may seem a little pricey at $34, but trust me--it will be worth it in the amount of family fun that ensues. I highly recommend this game for homeschool families and everyone else as well.

Product review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April 2011