"$mart Money Management 321”
Board Game

  • Game Introduction

    Under the current technology development, online shopping and digital payment become increasingly popular, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority has launched a financial education board game “$mart Money Management 321”, which is designed and published by the social enterprise People On Board. By completing specified missions with an immersive experience, primary school students can learn about various money management concepts, equipping them to become smart and responsible financial consumers when they grow up:

    • Learn about different payment methods;
    • Learn to use money smartly and distinguish between “needs” and “wants”;
    • Understand the concept of saving, sources of income and basic banking services;
    • Cultivate responsible spending attitudes and positive money management concepts;
    • Understand the proper and improper use of online banking services and online shopping behaviour, and enhance their cybersecurity awareness.

    Now the board game is available at:

    📍 HKMA Information Centre
    55/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong https://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng/about-us/the-hkma-information-centre/general-information/

    📍 People On Board’s Physical Outlets

    • Head office: POB Board Game Lab
      H304, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

    📍 People On Board’s Online Shop

    “$mart Money Management 321” Price: HK$188

  • Game Tutorial

    No. of players: 2 - 4    |     Age: 8+    |   Time: 30 minutes     

    "$mart Money Management 321” Demo Video

    Transcript (PDF File)

  • Hong Kong Book Fair 2023 Activities

    "$mart Money Management 321” has been officially launched at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2023. During the Book Fair, many parents, children and teachers came to our booth to try the board game and take photos, and then took home cool and practical souvenirs. All visitors had an enjoyable stopover there.

    Souvenirs include “理財智FUN卡” card game, A4 plastic folder and stickers.

    「理財智FUN卡」Game Tutorial (Chinese version only)

    Transcript (PDF File)

  • “$mart Money Management Wonderland” Public Education Campaign

    “$mart Money Management Experiential Centre”

    The HKMA launches the “$mart Money Management Wonderland” Campaign to further promote the HKMA’s financial education Board Game “$mart Money Management 321”.  Through the designated showroom at PMQ in Central and online parenting workshops, the public can play to learn money management concepts at the festive moment.

    Venue: Room HG13 and HG20
    G/F, Block B, PMQ
    35, Aberdeen Street,
    Central, Hong Kong
    Date: 16 Dec 2023 – 18 Feb 2024*
    *Closed during 10-13 Feb 2024 due to Chinese New Year holiday
    Time: Monday - Friday
    11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday & School Holiday ^
    11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    2:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with trial sessions of “$mart Money Mangement 321” board game available

    ^School Holiday – 27 -29 Dec 2023 & 14-16 Feb 2024

    Giant board game for experiencing different payment methods

    Four Money Management Interactive Games:

    1. Necessity & Desire – Learning the difference between “needs” and “wants”
    2. Earning & Saving – Understanding source of income and the importance of saving
    3. Zigzag Path with Benevolence – Helping those in needs via donation and volunteer work
    4. Cybersecurity Dos & Don’ts – Building up cybersecurity awareness

    Photo-taking spot featuring panorama of the Victoria Harbour

    Trial Sessions of the “$mart Money Management 321” Board Game at designated time slots

     “$mart Money Management 321 Parenting Workshops"

    The HKMA is going to host two workshops in the morning of two Saturdays in Dec 2023 and Dec 2024.   Members of the public can participate in the “$mart Money Management Wonderland - Wall Game” (理財童樂園有獎遊戲) at the HKMA Facebook Page and answer one simple question.  Each selected participant can bring a kid aged 6 to 12 to join the workshop#.    A new round of the wall game will be rolled out after mid Jan 2024.   Game winners will be able to join the workshop to be held at the Auditorium of the HKMA on 3 Feb 2024 where they can try the board game and visit the HKMA Information Centre. Stay tuned!

    #After attending the workshop, each family will get a set of the “$mart Money Management” board game and the “Money Management with Fun” card game.

Last revision date : 02 February 2024