Our Choice of Simulation Games

 

In addition to the range of resources and activities for teaching marketing, we also have three marketing simulation games available. All three of these decision games are built around a central marketplace that is visualized by a perceptual (positioning) map.

These three games can be played independently or can used in succession (over time) to progress your students through an array of marketing concepts and competitive decision making.

A Quick Overview of the Marketing Simulation Games

Introductory/basic-level game

This introductory-level marketing simulation game is ideal to run over 1-2 classes (2-4 hours) for either junior undergraduate or high school student level, or even as a team building exercise at any university level, or for the corporate training and team-building.

It primarily introduces students to the concepts of:

  • Market segmentation and target market selection
  • Product positioning
  • Competitive rivalry
  • New product development versus product management
  • Payback time

This game available for FREE download on this website. This is a great place to start and evaluate the suitability of using this style of simulation game with your students.

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Advanced-level simulation game

This next level decision game is more advanced and builds upon the concepts in the introductory-level game, but is also a standalone game in its own right. It is a more complex game, requiring more decision and analysis time. Typically around 30-60 minutes is required per decision, plus around an hour “training” time for students to get a good sense of how the game works. Therefore, it is best to run over several weeks/months (as there are eight decision rounds).

This advanced game is suitable for undergraduate and junior postgraduate student groups.

In addition to the marketing concepts listed above (for the introductory game) it also helps teach:

  • Basic marketing strategy
  • Dynamic consumer needs
  • Financial forecasts and return on marketing investment
  • Opportunity costs and trade-off
  • Long-term versus short-term product development challenges
  • Profit goals versus market share goals

This game available for a one-off license fee of just $39, which provides you with a lifetime license (you can use on an ongoing basis).

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Expert-level simulation game

This top-level decision game builds upon all of the marketing concepts in both of the simulation games above. Again this game is a standalone game in its own right, but can also played as the “third installment” of the games if you are progressing your student’s marketing knowledge over several semesters/terms.

It is a far more complex game (hence the “expert-level” title) and it requires significant decision and analysis time. Around 60 minutes is required per decision, plus several hours “training” time for students (note: videos and game manuals are provided). In this case, it will be necessary to run the game over several weeks/months (as there are eight decision rounds).

This expert-level game is suitable for senior undergraduate, as well as for postgraduate classes.

In addition to the marketing concepts listed above (for both the introductory and advanced games) it helps with:

  • Complex marketing strategy
  • Consumer behavior and decision making
  • Brand management and brand development
  • Niche marketing and the role of differentiation
  • Pricing and profit management
  • The role of promotion
  • Competitive analysis and responsive
  • Financial forecasting and scenario testing

This game available for a one-off license fee of just $99, which provides you with a lifetime license (you can use on an ongoing basis).

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Further information

Videos on the simulation games

Comparison of the three simulation games

Benefits of these games against other marketing simulation games

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