Play The Cashflow® 101 Game
One of the first action steps you can take on your journey to financial freedom is to start
playing the cashflow board game, Cashflow® 101. This financial education board game was designed by Robert
Kiyosaki, best-selling author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad book series.
Robert is a fourth-generation Japanese-American who grew up in Hawaii in the 1950s. His father, the poor
dad of the title, was head of the Education Department of Hawaii during Robert's childhood. His rich dad, the
father of his best friend Mike, was a wealthy businessman who began teaching Robert and Mike about creating wealth
when the boys were nine years old.
The Cashflow® game, in many ways an adult version of Monopoly, teaches accounting, finance and investing,
and is a distillation of the wealth-creating principles Robert learned from his rich dad.
The best way to play the Cashflow® game is to find a group of like-minded players who are committed to pursing
their own wealth creation dreams.
Playing Cashflow® 101 with friends and family can be less satisfying if they don't share your financial ambitions
and are therefore less motivated to play the game and master its inherent principles.
It's interesting to note that many successful business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world
continue to play the Cashflow® 101 game, well after the point where an observer might conclude that they've
learned all they needed to from the exercise.
What do they know that we don't?
How To Start Your Own Cashflow® 101 Game
If there isn't a Cashflow® 101 club in your area, it's a fairly simple process to start one.
Once you've mastered Cashflow® 101, you may wish to move on to the challenge of Cashflow® 202. Less
experienced members and beginners can continue playing the basic board game.
- Place an ad in your local paper. Community announcements are usually free.
- You can offer your house as a first-time venue, or book a meeting room at your local library.
- You need 3-6 players per game, so you can start with a very small group. If all the interested parties
agree, you can purchase your first Cashflow® 101 game jointly. But eventually you'll want to buy your own
- As the club grows, find a suitable regular venue and continue placing your free monthly ads in the paper.
Players can contribute a small sum to cover the costs of the venue and tea or coffee.
- Usually a sufficient number of members will have their own Cashflow® games so there'll be enough per
meeting to accommodate the attending players.
- You can choose to keep the club informal, or set up a more formal structure with a committee and paid
Some Additional Benefits Of Playing The Cashflow® 101 Game
Not only will Cashflow® 101 teach you some brilliant strategies for making money, but you'll also create a support
team for your wealth creation dreams. Knowing a group of people who understand your ambitions and don't belittle
them is a tremendous psychological boost.
Secondly, the Cashflow® 101 game opens up your mind to the possibility of joint ventures. Different people in the
club will be at different stages of accumulating wealth, so you may find a partner for one of your business ideas
that's been languishing through lack of funds.
Finally, you may find other players who are ready to take up the 'Millionaire Challenge'. For more information on
this concept, read Robert G. Allen's bestseller, The One Minute Millionaire.
Teach Your Children The Wealth Mindset
Cashflow® for Kids is designed for children from 6 to 12 years. This Cashflow® game is a fabulous introduction to
wealth building strategies, and encourages children to develop a positive relationship with money that will carry
into their adult lives. It's the kind of education that we all wish we'd had but most likely didn't get.
Children over ten can easily learn to play Cashflow® 101. Don't be surprised when they whiz past you on their first
attempt. Most children have far fewer of those debilitating inhibitions that hamper the majority of adults.
Which doesn't mean that adults can't move beyond their limitations. The Cashflow® 101 game helps you gently
overcome your old conditioning by expanding your view of what's possible. There comes a day when you've played the
game a number of times and you realize,
"Hey, I can DO this!"
It's a pivotal moment in your wealth creation journey.
Your Next Step:
- Read Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad book series to become familiar with his wealth creation strategies.
- To join us on the Gold Coast for our monthly Cashflow® 101 game, visit the Queensland Cashflow Club page.
- To find a Cashflow® club in your area, visit the the Rich Dad web site.
- To watch a demo of the game, visit Cashflow Demo.