Sharenanigans: The Board Game Empowering Future Investors

By Alli Kennedy

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Sharenanigans: The Board Game Empowering Future Investors

Project 2024-06-19 18:04:03 +1200

Many people are not introduced to the concept of investing in shares until later in life and by then they've lost valuable time to make potential gains. Not to mention, there's a chance some perceived barriers have already formed about who you have to be and what it takes to invest.

Sharenanigans is a competitive board game based on the fundamentals of investing in shares - it sparks crucial conversations and curiosity around the topic.

 

With Sharenanigans, every roll of the dice and every strategic decision brings players closer to understanding investing. From analysing market trends to quickly reacting to unexpected events, the game offers a captivating and thrilling experience that hooks you in and might even leave you wanting to flip the table. With easy-to-understand rules and endless strategic possibilities, Sharenanigans isn't just a game; it's a curiosity creator and conversation starter. Whether you're a complete novice, a curious parent, or someone wanting to introduce your children to finance, our game offers excitement and learning for all ages.

 

At Sharenanigans our purpose can be broken down into four parts:

1. Be a fun game that people want to play. If no one wants to play the game, then we'll never pique their interest!

2. To be a curiosity creator. Sharenanigans is a way for players to become more aware of investing in shares so it becomes a topic of conversation at the dinner table or in the classroom.

3. To break the intergenerational knowledge gap of investing in shares. The game was designed to be simplistic but also strategic and competitive to ensure anyone over the age of 8 enjoys it.

4. To end negative assumptions around investing in the share market. Sharenanigans introduces players to investing by simulating how you can start with minimal assets and manage to build wealth over time. Players start to see investing as something that is possible for them to learn, and not a difficult and extremely complicated financial topic.

Why are we Crowdfunding?

 

We now have the game ready for households and retail stores and we need to meet our manufacturer's minimum order quantity. We are focused on growing a community and aiming to secure as many pre-sales as possible.

The majority of the money pledged will go towards manufacturing, while the rest of it will cover marketing for the next 3 months, collateral for expos and sales stalls, storage costs, and general distribution expenses. After 2 years of design iterations and game trials, we are so close but now we need your help.

 

How to play

Let me break it down in simple terms:

The main objective of Sharenanigans is to grow your wealth in the quickest way possible to complete each game's specific goal card - whether that’s a long-term or short-term “investing” goal. Players begin their turn by buying and selling shares from one of the four industries. Market prices increase for every share purchased and decrease for every sale. Players then roll the dice and land on either a market event or a Fat Cat/Wolf square which might leave you wanting to flip the table.

1. Choose a 'long-term' or 'short-term' investing goal for the game.

2. Buy or sell shares in one of the four industries.

3. Move the market price slider to indicate the industry share prices.

4. Roll the dice.

5. Land on a market event and move the market price slider accordingly.

6. Or, land on a Fat Cat/Wolf tile and decide whether you want to give yourself the upper hand or ruin someone else's gameplay.

7. Build your portfolio to win!

 

 

Our Story 

Hi, I'm Alli Kennedy, I founded Sharenanigans 2 years ago during my time at university and working among students as a business workshop facilitator. However, my journey truly began when my solo dad was made redundant due to illness. It was then that I realised the importance of financial preparation. Since then I have been committed to breaking down assumptions and bridging the gap between financial curiosity and accessibility. I don't have a background in investing; I didn’t study finance in university, I wasn’t taught about it in school, and I couldn’t learn it from my parents. It was always something that felt out of reach and reserved only for wealthy people. I soon realised this was a reality shared by far too many and no one should ever feel like they don’t fit the certain ‘mould’ of who you have to be to invest.

But Sharenanigans would not be where it is today and especially look as cool as it does without my shareholders Pete Glasson and Clive Antony, owners of a Christchurch-based marketing and creative agency. They were my first business mentors in uni and came on board to design the graphics and creative elements of the game. The team have also worked alongside investment bankers and fund managers to gather insight on the most important aspects of investing to include in the game.

Stretch Goals

If we surpass our goal of $40,000 our next goal is to reach $60,000 which will allow us to bring in a second container of board games. This will ensure we can meet consumer and retail store demands during the Christmas period.

What do you get in return?

With your help we can bring Sharenanigans to life to spark more conversations, end negative assumptions, and break an intergenerational knowledge gap around investing in shares, one roll of the dice at a time.

Have a look at our large selection of reward tiers to find one that suits you!

Not only is this your chance to pre-order Sharenanigans but we also have rewards ranging from $5 donations, to buying a spot on the board or sponsoring a finance event! 

Any questions or if you need more information please don't hesitate to email Alli at [email protected]

 

 

 

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Pledgers 88

Michael Longuet-Higgins
22/07/2024 at 8:24pm
Anonymous pledger
22/07/2024 at 7:18pm
James Mann
22/07/2024 at 11:24am
Nicola Peacock
21/07/2024 at 7:35pm
Erica
20/07/2024 at 4:42pm

"Love this! "

Scott Innes
20/07/2024 at 11:28am

"We at Money Maverick are very excited for this project! Best of luck :)"

Anonymous pledger
20/07/2024 at 11:15am
Chris
19/07/2024 at 6:30pm
Anonymous pledger
19/07/2024 at 6:13pm
Ruby Dingle
19/07/2024 at 5:45pm

"So so proud of you Alli! It has been a pleasure to be part of your journey right from an idea to where you are today. Love & support always!"

Cooper tansell
19/07/2024 at 5:09pm

"Nice hat! I’ll wear it everywhere I go "

Gemma Miller
19/07/2024 at 4:46pm

"Love your work!"

Anonymous pledger
19/07/2024 at 11:48am
Wayne Graham
19/07/2024 at 8:39am
Blake Carey
19/07/2024 at 8:30am

"Good luck Ali!"

Ben Scales
18/07/2024 at 8:05pm
Maximus
17/07/2024 at 11:51pm
Caitlin Kunz
17/07/2024 at 11:12pm

"Slaying the game! Proud of you always :))"

Sarah Scott
17/07/2024 at 5:21pm
Ella Jamieson
17/07/2024 at 3:19pm

"Happy 69 queen x"

Jo Perry-Purchas
17/07/2024 at 5:19am
Anonymous pledger
16/07/2024 at 7:03pm

"Awesome project! Good luck and I look forward to playing with my children "

Geof Franks
16/07/2024 at 4:42pm
Tania Armstrong
15/07/2024 at 6:44pm

"All the best Ali!"

Christina Lamb
15/07/2024 at 3:10pm

"This is awesome Ali!! You’ve done an amazing job with promoting your business, really hope this gets across the line for you! "

Anne Glasson
15/07/2024 at 2:50pm
Clive Antony
15/07/2024 at 12:29pm

"You’re crushing it Alli - can’t wait to see this in the world!"

John Duncan
15/07/2024 at 12:26pm
Daniel Lynch
15/07/2024 at 10:20am
Anton Smail
15/07/2024 at 10:12am

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Followers of Sharenanigans: The Board Game Empowering Future Investors

Sharenanigans: The Board Game Empowering Future Investors

Project 2024-06-19 18:04:03 +1200

Many people are not introduced to the concept of investing in shares until later in life and by then they've lost valuable time to make potential gains. Not to mention, there's a chance some perceived barriers have already formed about who you have to be and what it takes to invest.

Sharenanigans is a competitive board game based on the fundamentals of investing in shares - it sparks crucial conversations and curiosity around the topic.

 

With Sharenanigans, every roll of the dice and every strategic decision brings players closer to understanding investing. From analysing market trends to quickly reacting to unexpected events, the game offers a captivating and thrilling experience that hooks you in and might even leave you wanting to flip the table. With easy-to-understand rules and endless strategic possibilities, Sharenanigans isn't just a game; it's a curiosity creator and conversation starter. Whether you're a complete novice, a curious parent, or someone wanting to introduce your children to finance, our game offers excitement and learning for all ages.

 

At Sharenanigans our purpose can be broken down into four parts:

1. Be a fun game that people want to play. If no one wants to play the game, then we'll never pique their interest!

2. To be a curiosity creator. Sharenanigans is a way for players to become more aware of investing in shares so it becomes a topic of conversation at the dinner table or in the classroom.

3. To break the intergenerational knowledge gap of investing in shares. The game was designed to be simplistic but also strategic and competitive to ensure anyone over the age of 8 enjoys it.

4. To end negative assumptions around investing in the share market. Sharenanigans introduces players to investing by simulating how you can start with minimal assets and manage to build wealth over time. Players start to see investing as something that is possible for them to learn, and not a difficult and extremely complicated financial topic.

Why are we Crowdfunding?

 

We now have the game ready for households and retail stores and we need to meet our manufacturer's minimum order quantity. We are focused on growing a community and aiming to secure as many pre-sales as possible.

The majority of the money pledged will go towards manufacturing, while the rest of it will cover marketing for the next 3 months, collateral for expos and sales stalls, storage costs, and general distribution expenses. After 2 years of design iterations and game trials, we are so close but now we need your help.

 

How to play

Let me break it down in simple terms:

The main objective of Sharenanigans is to grow your wealth in the quickest way possible to complete each game's specific goal card - whether that’s a long-term or short-term “investing” goal. Players begin their turn by buying and selling shares from one of the four industries. Market prices increase for every share purchased and decrease for every sale. Players then roll the dice and land on either a market event or a Fat Cat/Wolf square which might leave you wanting to flip the table.

1. Choose a 'long-term' or 'short-term' investing goal for the game.

2. Buy or sell shares in one of the four industries.

3. Move the market price slider to indicate the industry share prices.

4. Roll the dice.

5. Land on a market event and move the market price slider accordingly.

6. Or, land on a Fat Cat/Wolf tile and decide whether you want to give yourself the upper hand or ruin someone else's gameplay.

7. Build your portfolio to win!

 

 

Our Story 

Hi, I'm Alli Kennedy, I founded Sharenanigans 2 years ago during my time at university and working among students as a business workshop facilitator. However, my journey truly began when my solo dad was made redundant due to illness. It was then that I realised the importance of financial preparation. Since then I have been committed to breaking down assumptions and bridging the gap between financial curiosity and accessibility. I don't have a background in investing; I didn’t study finance in university, I wasn’t taught about it in school, and I couldn’t learn it from my parents. It was always something that felt out of reach and reserved only for wealthy people. I soon realised this was a reality shared by far too many and no one should ever feel like they don’t fit the certain ‘mould’ of who you have to be to invest.

But Sharenanigans would not be where it is today and especially look as cool as it does without my shareholders Pete Glasson and Clive Antony, owners of a Christchurch-based marketing and creative agency. They were my first business mentors in uni and came on board to design the graphics and creative elements of the game. The team have also worked alongside investment bankers and fund managers to gather insight on the most important aspects of investing to include in the game.

Stretch Goals

If we surpass our goal of $40,000 our next goal is to reach $60,000 which will allow us to bring in a second container of board games. This will ensure we can meet consumer and retail store demands during the Christmas period.

What do you get in return?

With your help we can bring Sharenanigans to life to spark more conversations, end negative assumptions, and break an intergenerational knowledge gap around investing in shares, one roll of the dice at a time.

Have a look at our large selection of reward tiers to find one that suits you!

Not only is this your chance to pre-order Sharenanigans but we also have rewards ranging from $5 donations, to buying a spot on the board or sponsoring a finance event! 

Any questions or if you need more information please don't hesitate to email Alli at [email protected]

 

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Michael Longuet-Higgins
22/07/2024 at 8:24pm
Anonymous pledger
22/07/2024 at 7:18pm
James Mann
22/07/2024 at 11:24am
Nicola Peacock
21/07/2024 at 7:35pm
Erica
20/07/2024 at 4:42pm

"Love this! "

Scott Innes
20/07/2024 at 11:28am

"We at Money Maverick are very excited for this project! Best of luck :)"

Anonymous pledger
20/07/2024 at 11:15am
Chris
19/07/2024 at 6:30pm
Anonymous pledger
19/07/2024 at 6:13pm
Ruby Dingle
19/07/2024 at 5:45pm

"So so proud of you Alli! It has been a pleasure to be part of your journey right from an idea to where you are today. Love & support always!"

Cooper tansell
19/07/2024 at 5:09pm

"Nice hat! I’ll wear it everywhere I go "

Gemma Miller
19/07/2024 at 4:46pm

"Love your work!"

Anonymous pledger
19/07/2024 at 11:48am
Wayne Graham
19/07/2024 at 8:39am
Blake Carey
19/07/2024 at 8:30am

"Good luck Ali!"

Ben Scales
18/07/2024 at 8:05pm
Maximus
17/07/2024 at 11:51pm
Caitlin Kunz
17/07/2024 at 11:12pm

"Slaying the game! Proud of you always :))"

Sarah Scott
17/07/2024 at 5:21pm
Ella Jamieson
17/07/2024 at 3:19pm

"Happy 69 queen x"

Jo Perry-Purchas
17/07/2024 at 5:19am
Anonymous pledger
16/07/2024 at 7:03pm

"Awesome project! Good luck and I look forward to playing with my children "

Geof Franks
16/07/2024 at 4:42pm
Tania Armstrong
15/07/2024 at 6:44pm

"All the best Ali!"

Christina Lamb
15/07/2024 at 3:10pm

"This is awesome Ali!! You’ve done an amazing job with promoting your business, really hope this gets across the line for you! "

Anne Glasson
15/07/2024 at 2:50pm
Clive Antony
15/07/2024 at 12:29pm

"You’re crushing it Alli - can’t wait to see this in the world!"

John Duncan
15/07/2024 at 12:26pm
Daniel Lynch
15/07/2024 at 10:20am
Anton Smail
15/07/2024 at 10:12am

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