Young Enterprise has created a series of board games which help students become more financially capable. Decisions teaches students to balance saving and volunteer work. The board includes a range of paid and volunteer jobs and students aim to save $50 and complete 6 hours of volunteering.

Student learning

Through Decisions, students will:

  • Learn how to keep and update a personal cash book
  • Understand the importance of volunteering.

Curriculum links

Personal Financial Management is a fundamental part of a young person’s education. Decisions is designed to support the five key competencies. The game also has strong links to the Social Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics learning areas.


  • Year 5-8
  • 45 mins
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    Social Sciences
  • Free to NZ schools
  • Led by teachers
    Training Available
Download overview

Students taking part will

  • Keep a record of their transactions in a personal cash book which is updated throughout the game
  • At each turn, make a note of their paid or volunteer activities, and any progress towards their savings goal.

Download includes:

  • Decisions Teaching Guide
  • Assessment: Decisions Rubric
  • Game Board: Decisions
  • Game Template: Decisions Cash Book
  • Game Rules