South Orange, NJ (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
StartUp Games today announced that it will be hosting the first StartUp Board Game Tournament. StartUp is a business board game designed by two grade school children and their parents in which players compete to guide their new company from launch to the completion of a corporate headquarters.
In the tournament, entrants will play three rounds of StartUp, with the winner determined by overall ranking. First prize will be $100, second prize $75 and third prize $25. The tournament is open to children in grades four through seven. No purchase is required and there is no entry fee.
“The tournament will be fun and educational, and you can win prizes,” said StartUp co-founder Zach Ehrenreich, age 8.
The tournament will be held on November 16 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, New Jersey. A pre-tournament StartUp tutorial will be held at 12:00 PM for entrants first learning to play.
“StartUp is mostly a game of skill,” explained 10 year old co-founder Aiden Ehrenreich. “The tournament is a chance to test your wits against other kids.”
StartUp was designed during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 when Aiden and Zach Ehrenreich and their mom and dad suddenly found themselves at home for a few days with no school, no work and no place to go. They took advantage of this time to sit down together and design their own board game, something they had often planned to do.
The StartUp board game teaches business and math skills and models many real business situations, such as the value of investing, the risks and rewards of business opportunities, and the trade-offs in a Capital Opportunity or an IPO. Each company must build Expertise to increase its chances for success and value in an Initial Public Offering. Navigating lawsuits, price wars, and shock cards is all part of the challenge.
The game is intended for family play, as well as school curriculums from elementary through MBA. The game is as challenging as your opponent and scales to any age or ability. StartUp is available for sale at http://www.StartUpBoardGames.com and at local retailers Sparkhouse (South Orange, NJ) and Scrivener’s Toys (Maplewood, NJ).
For Tournament Official Rules visit: http://www.startupboardgames.com/officialrules.php
For Tournament Rules of Play visit: http://www.startupboardgames.com/rules.php