I played this with my family and we thought it was fun and educational. It's quite realistic, each player has an income statement and a balance sheet, you get to invest in small deals and big deals, you have a profession and you pay accordingly the taxes, you also have monthly expenses (the more you earn the more you spend hence the importance of understanding an income statement and balance sheet so you know how to control your expenses and how and when to invest smart). Also the mistakes you make on the boardgame will teach you not to make the same ones in your real life. Consider the game a test run. To know what will happen if you invest this way or that way, what way is the best ? Once you've find that out and it works every single time you can start on the real deal (START SMALL of course).