Check out our new Biz Ops Game™ Overview Video that explains how the game is used to teach kids business operations.
What is the Biz Ops Game™?
The Biz Ops Game™ is the funnest and easiest way to teach basic business operations.
It is a board game played in small teams of 4-5 with a teacher/facilitator guiding the teams through the steps of operation a paper airplane transportation business. It is the perfect introduction to business operations as teams create their own company that designs, decorates, manufactures, tests and sells paper airplanes. The teams need to budget for raw materials (paper to make the airplanes), office supplies (to decorate their airplanes based on customer requirements), loan payback (they start with a $200 loan from the bank), and donating to their favorite charity. They are paid for their airplanes according to quality (flying them straight and accurate on the duct tape runway) and customer requirements (themes, colors and creativity). They then track actual sales and expenses and create a profit and loss statement. The team with the highest profit wins!
How does the Biz Ops Game™ work?
It is a fast-paced facilitated game that takes 60-90 minutes. Teams play simultaneously following the daily operations of a “real” business. Teams come up with a company name, get a loan from the bank (which they have to pay back with interest), purchase raw materials, buy office supplies, make and test their product and then demonstrate and sell it to the customer. They play multiple rounds of the game (as time allows) so they can improve their operations as they learn from their mistakes. Each team must come up with a budget and then track actual sales and expenses to create an income statement. The team with most profit at the end of the game wins!
The Biz Ops Game™ is one of our youth entrepreneur camp favorites and the kids continuously ask “when can we play it again?”
What does the Biz Ops Game™ teach and who is it for?
The game has been successfully used with kids ages 9 and up (even adults love it). It’s a great addition to any entrepreneurship, business or social studies curriculum. It works great for teaching basic business operations. In addition to basic manufacturing business operations the game teaches creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, business roles and responsibilities, financial record keeping, sales, customer service, and quality control.
How do I implement the Biz Ops Game™?
The Facilitator Kit comes with a Quick Start Guide, complete Facilitator Guide and all the supplies so you can get up and running quickly. There is also a how to set up the game video on the Julie Ann Wood YouTube channel. FOR A LIMITED TIME – we are offering a free online training course for how to run the Biz Ops Game™ (the link is included in the kit).
What’s Included in the Facilitator Kit?
The Facilitator Kit includes all supplies & instructions to run the Biz Ops Game™ for up to 30 students at a time and can be used over and over again! Here’s what’s included:
- 6 game boards
- financial record keeping sheets
- role sheets
- quick start guide
- complete facilitator guide
- play money
- office supply store board and office supply items
- roll of duct tape
- brief case for easy game transport & storage
- LIMITED TIME – Free online Training course for Running the Biz Ops Game™
**New** due to “kid” demand – The Biz Ops Game™ Home Edition
The kids at camp said they would like to play the game at home, so now introducing the ‘Home’ Edition. The game includes 1 game board, office supplies, raw materials, instructions, and everything you need to play the game for 2-6 players for ages 8 and up. Teachers, it also makes a perfect addition to your rainy day recess game collection.