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wm247wm247 JakartaPosts: 37 Sr Associate

Hi guys, while learning on CFA, I also still try to balance my life by doing exercise and playing video game.

Speaking of video games, do you guys have any favorite video games that may be useful in shaping your business, investment, or management skill in fun way? I have some of my favorite here:
1) Monopoly (GameHouse) or Let's Get Rich (Line). Cashflow, asset management, and property preferences (red and orange spots, everyone?). Sometimes I play this during my lunch break. :smiley: 

2) Capitalism (PC). Now we're in business. Capitalism is so freakingly difficult businesswise, it's not even funny. Some even argued that they should also give free MBA to anyone who can master this game.

3) Theme Hospital (PC). Hospital business management has never been so much fun before... or so twisted with morbid sense of humor until I learned about Theme Hospital.

What about yours? Any good video games on business, investment, or management that you can share here? Thanks.

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  • christinechristine On the movePosts: 630 Sr Portfolio Manager

    I actually thought warcraft was a game that taught me a life skill. I was absolutely crap at it as I played it more like Sim City rather than a war game ("look at my neat farms" etc), but it did teach me to keep calm and not panic even when things are going haywire (e.g. orcs pillaging my carefully built villages). It was valuable as I'd previously go to pieces at the first sign of crisis, but now in a crisis I try and salvage what I can (which is an improvement!)

    wm247
  • SophieSophie Posts: 1,953 Jr Partner

    i LOVE Theme Hospital! Never got pass Level 6 or 7 though :)

    wm247
  • Pharaoh. It wasn't a super popular game, but I loved it.

    Anything that is sim-city based teaches a lot about business and how to survive in a set ecosystem.

    wm247
  • wm247wm247 JakartaPosts: 37 Sr Associate
    edited August 2014
    christine said:

    I actually thought warcraft was a game that taught me a life skill. I was absolutely crap at it as I played it more like Sim City rather than a war game ("look at my neat farms" etc), but it did teach me to keep calm and not panic even when things are going haywire (e.g. orcs pillaging my carefully built villages). It was valuable as I'd previously go to pieces at the first sign of crisis, but now in a crisis I try and salvage what I can (which is an improvement!)

    Warcraft?? Nice! For some reasons, having the image of Christine playing Warcraft is a bit.... interesting. :smile: 


    Sophie said:

    i LOVE Theme Hospital! Never got pass Level 6 or 7 though :)

    Ah, were you having any problem with the level where it gave you only three consultants at the beginning, and then all the new recruits were juniors? To make things worse, you need to invest a lot in several new diagnosis rooms until you could successfully train newly qualified surgeons, shrinks, and R&D people. Yep, that level was one huge pain in the ass. Despite all the wackiness, Theme Hospital is indeed great game to practice your management skill.


    For those who never played Theme Hospital before, consider this: Some of these cures for these diseases: you get your tongue sliced off, your head popped, your jelly body poured into a new skeleton, and your own self electrified just to get rid of excess hair... and you pay for these whack-o treatments. Jesus, are these even real doctors??? >:)


    artyeasel said:

    Pharaoh. It wasn't a super popular game, but I loved it.

    Anything that is sim-city based teaches a lot about business and how to survive in a set ecosystem.

    I've heard about Pharaoh, but never tried it. I'll check it once I have the chance. Yes, I agree that Sim City is really one great game in practical city management, indeed. :p

  • ZeeZee London - UKPosts: 1,529 Jr Partner

    There was a little-known Sim Tower that I was severely addicted to in the early days... taught me why cinemas were often at the most remote places in a mall :)

    Homer: He might have all the money in the world, but there’s one thing he can’t buy. Marge: What’s that? Homer: .......A dinosaur The Simpsons
  • 1. C&C Generals - amazing game, just like warcraft, except in modern times...very hard to master due to limited resources...

    2. Sim City - i found this very easy though...skill cap is low and it's not too difficult to maintain the balance of resources in your city in this game...i heard the earlier versions were a lot tougher, simcity4 and before i think...

  • MM12MM12 Amsterdam, the NetherlandsPosts: 58 Jr Portfolio Manager
    Starcraft (and Starcraft 2): resource management, quick decision making, teamwork (if you play with friends) and, (most important to the would-be-CFA-candidate) it takes time and effort to become good :wink: 


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