Federal Reserve Bank offers online games

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

"Hero" joins  “Peanuts & Crackerjacks,” “Show Business” and “Pursuit!” in the bank's educational toolkit. Games are suitable for individual and classroom use and are intended for middle and high school students, but adults can also benefit.  

“Peanuts & Crackerjacks” was  launched in 2001 to explore the market for professional team sports – how leagues gained market power, why tickets cost so much, why athletes earn as much as they do, why there is so much economic conflict in pro team sports.

"Hero" is the second unit in the “Show Business” series, which was written by Robert Jabaily. The first, "Climbing the Charts,” was launched in 2007 to illustrate how markets develop, the role of technology in shaping markets, intellectual property rights and copyrighting.  

“Pursuit!” focuses on explaining economic growth. Players are guided through three historical periods by six animated characters.  

The games were developed by the Boston Fed’s Economic Education Unit.

Click on an image to play the game.