There’s often no better way to test and draw out our hidden behaviours and assumptions than by playing a game. The Money Game helps us explore (and manifest) the habits and unconscious beliefs that determine our relationship to money and learn through both our individual experience, as well as interactions and reflections with the wider group. We've run the Money Game for many types of groups and in many countries as in-person events, and now also virtually!
As a personal experience in a group setting the Money Game is never the same, but varies each based on what all participants bring to the table. Your experience is shaped by your own relationship to money, the good & bad qualities you attach to it and the histories & imagined futures you associate with it. While this can surface discomfort and painful emotions for some, it also creates fertile ground for individual & collective growth.
What happens during the game is quite simple — several rounds of “play” in a group of 8-15 people, interspersed with journaling and reflective dialogue — but in keeping with tradition of the game, we don’t share all the details in advance.
Participants are asked to "bring” a meaningful amount of money in cash that they feel comfortable letting go of, but that is enough to “trigger” their learning. To ensure a meaningful experience, it is important that participants take a few minutes to feel into what this amount might be for them. People have played with anywhere from €10 to over €500.
Her last name means money in Italian, so it seems somewhat fated that she’d find this to be a juicy topic. With a background in economic sociology and anthropology, she has found deep richness in examining personal money stories and experimenting with collective money practices.
David believes he can only accompany as far as he got himself; he embarked on the journey to explore his own money story, experiment, co-create and work with different money practices and is now inviting companions along the way.
a coach, facilitator, consultant, bodyworker, and community builder that loves working with alternative money practices and experimenting with more regenerative resource flow.
a community builder, facilitator, artist and bodyworker; Lena knows that in order to meaningfully shift our societal systems towards that future, we need to shift our relationship to money, both individually as well as collectively.
We run money games online and in person. Register below for one of our upcoming money games to join directly as an individual, or get in touch if you would like us to run a game in-house with your team or group.
Participation in the 3 hour experience costs 50 €.
This includes access to a monthly reflection space with other past Money Game participants.
Get in touch if you would like to request a scholarship.
We are offering sessions now in Europe/Africa, Americas and Asia-Pacific friendly time zones. All sessions listed below are currently in CET Time (Berlin/Amsterdam/Paris). Please check when the session is happening in your time zone, with the help of a time zone converter.
The hosting team aims to create an environment of care and safety, however it is very important that you are aware that you are 100% responsible for your own experience within the game. Your experience is yours, your boundaries are yours, your needs are yours. It is important that participation must be optional and at the will of each participant — that no one is required or coerced to attend — and that every participant plan to stay the entire duration of the game, so there is sufficient time to process & reflect on whatever happens and to nurture any difficult moments that arise.
The Money Game was originally developed in the Findhorn Community in Scotland and began its tradition in Greaterthan when it was introduced to us by Tom Nixon in 2017. He was using this practice as part of his Source and Money Work, which was developed by the seminal thinker Peter Koenig.
After having hosted games all over the world and deepened our knowledge on Money Work with Peter Koenig himself, Greaterthan Associate J.D. Nasaw took the initiative in 2021 to create a version of the Money Game that could be played online, and could thus benefit more people across the world as a personal and group development tool.
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