Tactix helps students learn how to make good financial decisions. The game shows students a range of income, expenses and choices that can take place in any given month.

Student learning

Through Tactix, students will:

  • Understand key concepts including income and expenses, needs and wants and financial risk.
  • Learn how personal choices can impact their financial position.
  • Learn about social responsibility and the benefits of unpaid work.

Curriculum links

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


  • Year 5-10
  • 1 hr
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    Social Sciences
  • Free to NZ Schools
  • Led by teachers
Download overview

Students taking part will

  • Record the monthly transactions that need to take place
  • Move around the board and adjust their Personal Cash Book to reflect the impact of the square they land on
  • Make choices around earning, spending, saving
  • Collect Fun Tokens and Purchase Tokens throughout the game
  • Calculate their personal statement of financial position

Download includes:

  • Game Board: Tactix
  • Game Rules: Tactix
  • Game Piece: Income Cards
  • Game Piece: Expense Cards
  • Game Piece: Choice Cards
  • Game Piece: Fun and Purchase Tokens
  • Game Piece: Monthly Transaction Sheets
  • Game Template: Personal Cash Book
  • Game Template: Personal Cash Statement
  • Assessment: Tactix Rubric