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Have fun as the whole family improve on financial literacy!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Some people get invited to be beta testers for really cool online games like Diablo III but AK was invited to be a beta tester for a board game! Yes, a board game! Just nice for low tech AK. Roll dice, move a counter, get money, buy stocks, buy properties etc. Sounds like something that would appeal to AK, right? Exactly!

AK also provided feedback on how the game could be improved and when he was invited to play the game again, the kinks were ironed out. The game in AK's opinion is good enough for him to put a little testimonial on the box. In case you are wondering, no, AK was not paid to do all these. Then why did AK do it? I did it because I thought it was fun.

However, the fact that I was the only beta tester not in his 20s was not fun. Old brain in its mid 40s had to try to keep up with much younger brains. Not easy. Oh, I wasn't the winner in the game. ASSI's resident guest blogger, Matthew Seah, won. Brilliant fellow (and really good dice throws too).

Anyway, what is this game?

Fine looking game and proudly Made in Singapore!

This is taken from the official media release by its creators:

ASSET FINESSE™ (AF) is for anyone who hopes to gain a deeper understanding of Singapore’s economy and endeavors to learn more about the world of finance in a fun and interactive manner.

Singapore has adopted unique policies, enabling her to thrive even as a country with limiting circumstances. Through the AF board game, players will be introduced to common Assets in Singapore and the various characteristics of each Asset. Assets under the AF boardgame include Stocks, Bonds, CPF, Properties, Unit Trusts, Insurance and Businesses.

This game also seeks to equip players with investment pointers that can potentially prevent him or her from falling prey to investment scams and find out what constitute illegal practices in Singapore. 

Players can learn basic accounting treatments and will grasp the importance of insurance when making sound financial decisions. In addition, the game will simulate market behaviours and various financial calamities. This serves to shape the mental model of players before they attempt to deal with real-life challenges that arise from the unpredictable nature of economic cycles.

The main objective is for the player to be financially free by accumulating a level of net assets, while fulfilling certain conditions. Ultimately, it aims to evoke a desire in participants to attain financial freedom.

Recommended for ages 13 and up, this could definitely be a fun family game. Remember I said something about making financial freedom a family affair before? This could be a fun way to get everyone in the right frame of mind.

The game usually retails at $118 per set. You can get this cheaper if you use the discount code "AK71". How much cheaper? You get a 10% discount. Aiyoh, so little? I also say.

Want more discount? Easy, scan a student card and email your order to:

If you do this, you will get a 30% discount! Student card more powerful than AK's face.

What is in it for AK? Every set that is sold, he gets an OCK curry puff. Really, I am telling the truth. Don't believe me, when ordering the game, ask the vendor.

Anyway, for those who are more cautious and unwilling to jump into a purchase right away, you might want to try out the game by joining a competition and you might win Apple products and I don't mean those growing on trees. Oh, you know har?

Date: Saturday, 21stMarch 2015
Time: 0930 to 2000 hrs
Venue: Great Eastern Centre for Excellence, Raffles Place

Registration Fee: $10 per participant

They will also provide a mass training session. So, everyone will be on a level playing field.

A mass training session will also be conducted for all participants one week prior to the actual event day. The details are as follow:

Date: Saturday, 14th March 2015
Time: 0900 to 1200 hrs (Secondary School Category)
          1400 to 1700 hrs (Tertiary/Open Category)

Sign up now by clicking on the link below:

Registration deadline: 12 March 2015, 2359 hrs.

For more updates and details, visit 

Hope you have fun. I know I did.

Oh, I hope you win that Macbook Air too!

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