Gumption… shrewd or spirited Initiative and resourcefulness, bold enterprise, get-up-and-go, courage, common-sense, spunk and guts.
The award-winning* board game Gumption lives up to its name. Players compete against each other in a race to own the resources of two New Zealand businesses. Players demonstrate gumption in the risks they take and the deals they make. The winner celebrates gumption in their fearlessness and audacity.
But the board game Gumption goes further than its name. Adding delight, excitement and laughter. Young and old love playing the game. It is celebrated in classrooms and living rooms throughout New Zealand and even into Australia and the rest of the world.
So what is Gumption? At first glance it may look like Monopoly, but that comparison would be doing Gumption an injustice. Gumption is better. It is much better than Monopoly.
1) Gumption is faster. The first player to own two businesses wins the game. Having an end-point improves tactics and time. Game play is quicker and more enjoyable.
2) Gumption is more unpredictable. Anyone can win. All players are active in the game right until the end. Players fortunes can change quickly and often unexpectedly.
3) Gumption is educational. Packed full of economic and business ideas and important learning about financial literacy.
Gumption is also uniquely and unashamedly kiwi. Featuring iconic NZ businesses like Mainfreight, Fisher & Paykel, Air NZ and Sealord. With iconic NZ playing pieces like the Buzzy Bee, Kiwi and Jandal. And iconic NZ inventions like the Gallagher electric fence, the Hamilton Jet and AJ Hackett bungy-jumping.
Gumption is a wonderful addition to family game night. Recommended for ages 7+, for 2 to 6 players. RRP $39.95. See www.playgumption.co.nz for more details.
*Game of the Year Award 2012 & Teachers Choice Award 2012 (As awarded by the NZ Games Association)