Recognition and Awards

The Capitalism series is widely regarded as the best business simulation game series ever created. It has not only won recognition and awards from top gaming media such as IGN and PC Gamer, but also from world-leading media including CNN and Discovery Channel.


“In terms of scope and comprehensiveness, it has no equal in the world of business simulations.”

Review score: 9 out of 10  

Review score: 80/100

“Some guys have all the luck. They have the billion dollar market cap, the brand, and the empire, while the rest of us spend our lives toiling away in cubicles with no chance to ever run the show. That is until now. Even the desk jockey can claw his way to the top in Capitalism, the game.”

“Why shell out $30K a year in tuition when…anyone can get an MBA in a box.”

“Once competition picks up against the aggressive AI, Capitalism II shows its colors as a great strategy game.”
Review score: 85/100

“If you’re catching flack about the amount of time you spend playing computer games, take comfort from this fact: Harvard students are doing exactly the same thing… Capitalism has made the leap from playground to classroom.”

“This is for serious gamers looking for hours of fun, or business-minded individuals with Fortune 500 dreams… The best business simulation yet published with hundreds of hours of gameplay for the corporate enthusiast.”

“It is the cheapest way to learn that you don’t need an MBA.”

Capitalism isn’t just for those who aspire to be the next Michael Dell or Sam Walton. It can be a fun and useful exercise for anyone who wants to test their entrepreneurial mettle without, for once, taking any risk.”

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Harvard University and Stanford University Used Capitalism in Teaching

See what the best minds from the world’s top business schools have said about Capitalism:

Capitalism is a world class, hands-on learning experience which I’ve used at Stanford School of Engineering and Harvard Business School. Gamers not only learn the subtleties of growing an entrepreneurial business but also learn about leadership and team building necessary in any business situation.”

“Capitalism is very realistic and will allow the dynamics to change depending on whether you’re selling a cola product, which is sort of a low tech-branded consumer good, or whether your selling consumer electronics or a PC.”

Professor Thomas Kosnik
Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Engineering, and Lecturer, Harvard Business School

“This game does an excellent job of modeling many of the key aspects of modern business. In particular it’s gratifying to me to see that the game rewards thinking about sources of long-term competitive advantage, be it from brand recognition, low production costs gained from learning-by-doing (a nice touch!), a monopoly on high quality inputs, or a big technological lead.”

Professor Drew Fudenberg
Harvard University

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