In terms of scope and comprehensiveness, it has no equal in the world of business simulations.
Review Score: 9.0 / 10
This is for serious gamers looking for hours of fun, or business-minded individuals with Fortune 500 dreams... The best business simulation yet published with hundreds of hours of gameplay for the corporate enthusiast.
Review Score: 4.0 / 5
It is the cheapest way to learn that you don't need an MBA.
This all-encompassing business sim is good enough to make a convert out of Karl Marx himself.
Why shell out $30K a year in tuition when...anyone can get an MBA in a box.
If you are at all interested in business, and certainly if you are a business student, you can't go wrong with the return on you 50-odd dollar investment in purchasing this game. Capitalism is superb.
Review Score: 9.0 / 10
If you're catching flack about the amount of time you spend playing computer games, take comfort from this fact: Harvard students are doing exactly the same thing... Capitalism has made the leap from playground to classroom.
Some guys have all the luck. They have the billion dollar market cap, the brand, and the empire, while the rest of us spend our lives toiling away in cubicles with no chance to ever run the show. That is until now. Even the desk jockey can claw his way to the top in "Capitalism," the game.
Capitalism isn't just for those who aspire to be the next Michael Dell or Sam Walton. It can be a fun and useful exercise for anyone who wants to test their entrepreneurial mettle without, for once, taking any risk. Players can choose to compete against computer-controlled rivals in four different industries: farming, manufacturing, raw material mining, and retailing. For a truly adventurous and time-consuming game, players can mix and match industries as captains of giant conglomerates. As in the real world, players compete locally, in one city, or fight it out on the global stage.
Paul M. Eng
Capitalism is a world class, hands-on learning experience which I've used at Stanford School of Engineering and Harvard Business School. Gamers not only learn the subtleties of growing an entrepreneurial business but also learn about leadership and team building necessary in any business situation.
Capitalism is very realistic and will allow the dynamics to change depending on whether you're selling a cola product, which is sort of a low tech-branded consumer good, or whether your selling consumer electronics or a PC."
Professor Thomas Kosnik,
Consulting Professor, Stanford School of Engineering, and Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Technology Today, CNBC-TV Cable
This game does an excellent job of modeling many of the key aspects of modern business. Not all aspects of it are realistic, but enough of them are that many sensible strategies are encouraged. In particular it's gratifying to me to see that the game rewards thinking about sources of long-term competitive advantage, be it from brand recognition, low production costs gained from learning-by-doing (a nice touch!), a monopoly on high quality inputs, or a big technological lead.
Professor Drew Fudenberg