Have you always wanted to be the CEO of your own company? Have you always wanted to have the power to make decisions that can make or break the fate of your business? If you answered yes to both of these questions, look no further. Boardroom Tycoon by CPA Australia Ltd. is a promotional gaming app that can help you gain a better understanding of how a business works.
The game starts out very simply: pick a name for your company and choose a logo. Throughout the first few minutes, you will be taken by the hand and explained the basics of starting a company. After this tutorial, the game will let you be and you can make your own decisions.
As a CEO of a company, you will need to decide what to do with your starting capital of 50 million dollars. Throughout the game, you will need to buy assets and invest in all kinds of business sectors. Every 30 minutes, your company will receive money that your assets have earned. When you start the game, this will be small amounts of money, but as your company grows, it will start making more money. You will also gain experience and level-up once in a while, which will revitalize your man hours (which you need to complete deals) as well as open up new possibilities within the game.
Running a Tight Business
You will also need to do deals to improve your business. Sometimes this means hiring extra staff, but these deals can create some instant revenue for your business. These deals need man hours to complete, and you only have a limited amount of these, so spend them wisely. You can interact with other players by trying to do a hostile takeover. This will grant you experience, but is not without risk. If you fail to succeed with the takeover, you will lose money.
As mentioned before, this app is completely free to play, and it doesn’t have any in-app purchases. This because the app is a promotional app, so it will have ads, mainly for the company that created it.
Pros and Cons
- Completely free to play
- Interesting real-world relevance
- Great online interaction
- Must be online to play
- Messy and dry interface
Boardroom Tycoon feels less like a game then it should. The fun in this game is hard to find, but it is a great simulation of how to run a tight business. Dealing with takeovers, buying assets and licenses, and growing your business is brought to you in a lifelike way, while videos from a real life CEO keep you informed about good decision that you’ve made.
The game runs both on iPad and iPhone and takes up just over 35 MB. This app is surely a must-have for any budding entrepreneur.