Recreation is a vital part of everyone's life. Gaming is one form in which children and adult alike can become hooked. But more than just past times, they can be used to educate.
Strategy games with some touch of real estate can be used early to teach children important aspects of the industry. There are real estate games which starts with the player owning a land. In order to prosper, the land needs to be developed. Problems soon arise with cash flowing in to the player's side giving more opportunities to buy more properties but giving more difficulties for maintaining them.
There are also games which allows you to be a property manager, a house flipper, an interior designer, a real estate tycoon, and so much more. Almost any title or job relevant to the real estate industry has a game you can engage in.
Do you know that there is a very classic game which can be used to train kids to develop basic grasp of real estate? That game is called Monopoly.
In this game, the players battle for property ownership. By landing on specific properties, players buy them at the game's bank and the title cards are awarded to them. As the game progresses, they can develop the properties to establish houses and hotels.
Other players who land on other player's properties need to pay rents equivalent to how many houses or hotels are established on them.
The game has other kinds of properties like railroads and utility companies. The players can also own them and collect rent to other players.
This board game is actually a strategy game too. It makes the players think carefully on whether to buy a certain property or not. There are also financial constraints like taxes, maintenance repairs, and other expenses which can affect the players' earnings.
This classic board game has now evolved. It can now be played on computers and gadgets. There are several versions which have slight variations on rules. Some are even made to be adaptive to certain areas like changing names of streets to those known to a certain country.
The real estate industry is a truly fascinating world. It captures not only the minds of adults but also the curiosity of children. Real estate games can be their first step towards understanding what the industry can do for them. Whether they just want to be plain homeowners or real estate tycoons, there are games to harness their skills.