Shoestring Budget: A Board Game

Game Design
Shoestring Budget Preview

Project Overview

This educational board game was designed and developed in the Simulation and Gaming course I took during my Edtech M.A. in 2011.


To teach budgeting skills to high school students


I was the designer and developer. I chose the game components and created graphics and the game board in Photoshop. I also wrote the instructions for the rule book. My colleague, Lila Azouz, was the researcher who provided the content for the game and the game cards. Together, we collaborated on designing the layout of the game board and on writing the documentation for the game.

tools used

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Detailed Project Report

The game design document which accompanied our Shoestring Budget game was written by Lila Azouz and myself. It contains the following information:

Instructional Objective

Learners and Context of Use

Object of the Game

Game Materials

Time Required

The Setup and Rules

Design Process


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