7 July 2016

Walton to host Cashflow 101 gaming session this July

Source: Walton eDM. Play the Cashflow game in Singapore this July.
Source: Walton eDM.
The Walton Group (Walton), a privately-owned real estate investment and development multinational group which concentrates on pre-development land investments in North America, is running another gaming session for the Cashflow 101 board game in Singapore.

Cashflow 101, often just known as the Cash Flow game, is designed by Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki to help gamers take their first steps to aligning real life to life goals by changing the individual's perspective of cashflow and investment.

"Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom or from a book. Inject some real fun into learning about money and investing," reads the website for Cashflow Classic, the associated mobile app. The game was first played in Singapore in 1996 and has since become known worldwide, with a community of 1.5 million according to the website.

The premise of the game is to manage assets and liabilities, trade stocks and fight your way out of the Rat Race - what Kiyosaki calls the daily grind that doesn't seem to provide any way to get to the next level. While it may sound a little dry and technical to those who are not money-minded, the experienced facilitators from Walton explain the choices at every step in simple terms to maintain a fast-paced yet enjoyable game for all.

While the game can be played online or through a smartphone, playing face-to-face with other gamers and with a good facilitator can really bring home the tenets behind good financial literacy. "I have personally learnt quite a bit from this board game myself," summarised Faith Ong Yan Ying, VP, Walton. "You will learn about the 🐀Rat Race🐀 and how to get out of our everyday mundane lifestyle by the correct planning techniques for retirement."


The invitation-only* session can accommodate a limited number of people, so reservations are first come, first served. Request an invitation from Faith Ong by email: Yanying.ong at walton.com

Date: 14 July, 2016
Time: 6.30pm registration, 7pm gameplay. A light dinner is provided.

Each session lasts about two hours, with four to six players an ideal number per game. There is a debrief session providing feedback on individual gaming styles - and the level of financial literacy - after the game.

Venue: Raffles Place, Republic Plaza I, Level 35-01/02

Parking directions: Please keep left when entering the Republic Plaza car park. The entrance to the building is via the first floor of the main lobby. It costs S$3 every half-hour from Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 5pm, and S$3 per entry after 5pm. 

Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post about my first experience playing Cashflow 101 game

*The invitation is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any land investments, which may only be conducted using documentation prepared in accordance with applicable law. 

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