Educational Board Game

Hi, my name is Mark Snoad, I’m a secondary school teacher and the creator of Gumption. I initially developed the game to help my students enjoy learning anout economics, business studies and financial literacy, but it only took a few trial runs to realise that Gumption is much more than an educational game. In one test game with my then 7 year old sister I saw how much she loved playing the game. I actually lost that game, to her Teady Bear, who was somehow also playing the game. So just be wary of soft toys.

Since those early trial days and the release of Gumption in 2010, I am thrilled to report that over 5,000 copies of my game have been sold. Schools throughout New Zealand love Gumption, both the students and teachers think it's awesome, and families have recently started to share in the fun. Feedback suggests that families love to have an easy to play, educational board game that caters for young and old and doesn't take all night. 

If you are looking for a board game that entertains, educates and inspires then Gumption is perfect for you. Please feel free to ask any questions and I sincerely hope you enjoy many fun-filled hours playing my game.

Photo from a 2013 Idealog article entitled Teacher's Pet Project -

89 Meadway
Auckland 2010
New Zealand