Loy Loy - The Savings Game

Financial decisions and saving in the developing world

In Loy Loy players take the role of a low paid worker that is participating in a savings group and deciding whether to borrow, how to spend, how much to save and which assets to buy.

In a similar way that a game of Monopoly introduces the property market, Loy Loy simulates the financial decisions of a low-paid worker in the developing world.

Loy Loy was developed as a financial inclusion project and pilot tested with garment workers in Cambodia to improve its accuracy.

It was created by researchers at Monash University and the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at UC Irvine.

For more information on the game go to LoyLoy.org

IMPORTANT NOTE: This game is still a prototype and the rules change regularly. Go to loyloy.org to make sure you see the latest rules of the game.


Play MoneyPlay Money (126)
Mini DeckMini Deck (1 deck of 15 cards)
Mini DeckMini Deck (1 deck of 18 cards)
Mini DeckMini Deck (1 deck of 14 cards)
Square DeckSquare Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Square DeckSquare Deck (1 deck of 8 cards)
Square DeckSquare Deck (1 deck of 8 cards)
NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.



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Cool Factors

  • Learn about the economics of developing countries
  • Teach people to budget in low income situations
  • Understand money in the developing world


DesignerMonash University - IMTFI
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Publish DateOctober 12, 2017
DepartmentBoard Games
SettingModern / Present
AudienceStudents / Teachers
Primary MechanicMath / Numbers
If You LikeMonopoly
More InfoLoy Loy - The Savings Game web site

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