Fantasy Island Saver gives you access to an additional level in the Island Saver game, featuring new bankimal characters and lessons in good financial management.
A magical isle floating in the sky, Fantasy Island is home to 14 mythical bankimal creatures including minotaurs, unicorns, dragons and yetis. Full of exciting educational adventures, on Fantasy Island players will complete a series of tasks with Rainbow Cat, a colour-changing creature who needs help to get his smoothie stall back up and running after problems with his fruit supply chain meant he had to stop producing. Amid these adventures, Fantasy Island Saver covers topics including:
• Entrepreneurial spirit and logistics
• How to run a business
• How to turn a profit
Once you have started playing Fantasy Island Saver, you might also want to explore other MoneySense resources available around these topics, such as:
• Where does money come from? – a series of interactive puzzles that helps children understand how one family’s money is earned
• Planning and spending – an activity sheet that allows your children to practise making money plans
• Fun days out – an activity sheet to help your child understand planning, budgeting and logistics
• School fundraising – a fun quiz that helps children understand how to plan a charitable bake sale
While the core Island Saver game is completely free of charge, the Fantasy Island Saver expansion pack costs £4. NatWest does not make any money whatsoever from the sale of this pack. Instead, net proceeds will be given to the game developers, Stormcloud, and donated to two important charities: Young Money, which provides resources and training to those teaching young people money management skills, and SpecialEffect, which helps enable people with physical disabilities to play video games.
This nominal cost also enables the free game to be available on all major gaming platforms, and simultaneously introduces a real-world money decision at a fixed, pocket-money friendly price point. There are absolutely no in-game purchases, and no hidden costs.
Island Saver is the world’s first full-size, production-quality video game that teaches 7-12 year olds about money. Studies have shown that games outperform textbooks in helping students learn fact-based subjects, and also improve visual coordination, cognitive speed, and manual dexterity. So, by introducing important money themes such as interest, taxes, loan sharks and debt management, NatWest Island Saver is a fun way to become money savvy. Significantly, research has shown that learning these lessons early in life can dramatically improve your future money management ability.