Young Enterprise has created a series of board games to help students become more financially capable. Success Saver is a board game that teaches students about balancing savings with volunteer work. Students aim to work their way around the board, saving $20 while completing 4 hours of volunteering.

Student learning

Through Success Saver, students will:

  • Learn how to keep and update a personal cash book
  • Learn the difference between paid work, volunteer work and leisure time
  • Understand the importance of volunteering.

Curriculum links

Personal Financial Management is a fundamental part of a young person’s education. Success Saver is designed to support the 5 key competencies. The game also has strong links to the Social Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics learning areas.

Success Saver

  • Year 3-6
  • 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:

  • Success Saver Teaching Guide
  • Game Template: Success Saver Advanced Cash Book
  • Game Template: Success Saver Basic Cash Book
  • Game Board: Success Saver
  • Assessment: Success Saver Rubric
  • Exemplar: Success Saver Advanced Cash Book
  • Game Rules