Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost to use the game?
- $5 per student. Instructors are responsible for collecting funds from either their students or host institution. The funds are used by OSU to fund online maintenance and support.
What kind of support is provided?
- The instruction guides are intended to be self-explanatory. Short video- clips are planned to demonstrate components and will be added to the site as they are developed. If demand exists, a webinar will be scheduled for potential instructors. In addition, the game could be played virtually with potential instructors. Contact Notie Lansford, Damona Doye or Josh Detre if interested in further instruction or an opportunity to play the game.
How long does it take to play?
- The game is typically played in four sessions in 5-7 hours. In a college course setting, the game is typically played in segments over a 2 week period. In the Oklahoma Bankers Association Intermediate School of Banking, the game is played in 5 sessions over 5 days with an average of about 1 hour per day of instruction and decision-making time (sessions are longer during the first two days as students become familiar with the game and in the final session where results are reviewed and explained).
How long does it take the instructor to set up the game?
- Depending on the size of the class, the instructor will have 1-2 hours of set-up time for assigning students to teams, etc.
How many teams can play? Counties?
- In the game, three teams are assigned to each county. There is no limit to the number of counties that can be developed.
How many participants can/should be on a team?
- Each team must have at least one person, the bank manager. However, we typically assign three participants per team. This small team size encourages group interaction and decision-making without allowing participants who aren’t involved to go unnoticed.