Worldwide sales of the famous board game Monopoly® exceeded 250 million in 103 countries (Daffey, 2008). An estimated half a billion people are believed to have played the game Monopoly (Dixon, 2009), and more than 200 editions have been released in 37 languages (Daffey, 2008). Have you ever wondered why Madonna is so successful and rich? Apparently her favourite board game as a 10-year old child was Monopoly (Day, 2008). There is even a Monopoly World Championship for this popular game (Dixon, 2009). Why not use this famous board game in our accounting classroom? Needles (2011) explain that the diverse group of students in introductory principles of accounting classes makes it necessary to present the subject matter that will arouse their interest because motivating them to want to learn accounting is always a major challenge.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

Contributors:
Jackie Allen, The University of Waikato
Alison McCourt, The University of Waikato
Mary Low, The University of Waikato

Read Playing the Double Entry Monopoly Game – Active Learning in Accounting Principles and Practices.