And finally! I got to play Rich Dad’s Cashflow board game! Yey! What’s in it for you?
This is not an ordinary board game. It is the game of life… your life summarized into a neverending cycle of the rat race. What is the rat race? According to Wikipedia, a rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of lab rats racing through a maze to get the “cheese” much like society racing to get ahead financially. And this is further explained and emphasized by Robert Kiyosaki in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad. That is why he made a board game kinda similar to Monopoly in some aspects to teach people on how to deal with the ups and downs of life and indulge yourself in risks to get a step ahead and eventually leave the cycle.
In the box, there are profession cards which will be your role, where you can find your expenses, income, savings, and anything that may concern a human being, an employee for that matter. There are rats, which will represent you and the other players, dice you will use to determine how far you can go and how long you will take catching up in the rat race, pencils and papers, and some coins for the fast track level.
There are four cards which represents the risks you will have to think about, Big Deal, Small Deal, opportunities from the Market and more expenses from Doodad cards.
Using Cashflow playmoney and exaggerated prices and amounts at the back of each card, you will be forced to use your head very well to handle what you have.
Say hi to my gray rat above. Proud me, I was the first to get out of the rat race from our group and step on to the Fast Track! Hoorah! 🙌 The coins will be the deals you will be able to close on this level.
These guys are too serious, don’t you think?
Four successful ladies with me but are still fighting hard to get out of the rat race. While they have reached something, I am only starting, and yeah, I was the youngest, the rookie, the beginner, but I got out first. 😁 Hashtag proud me. Really. 😂
It was fun and addictive. But don’t lose the main point. What you will learn from it should be applied to your real life, to your current state, because this will help you and guide you to do the right decisions and enter the risks you are so afraid of. This will teach you that wrong moves doesn’t mean you lost… it means you learned. It takes a strong heart to be able to get out of your comfort zone and walk through the path most of the people are so scared to take. Wake up! It is time to get your plans moving. Let’s get out of the rat race!!
Special thanks to Mr. Richard Macalintal and TGFISG for this event. To Financial Literacy!