About the Game

The Game

While you teach your students about investing and the Sharemarket, they can put into practice what they are learning by playing the Sharemarket Game. Students receive a virtual $50,000 they can invest over a 10 week period, in 220 companies listed on the ASX. The prices students buy and sell at are the same prices as they would get in the live market so this is as close to real life share trading as you can get.

 As a result of playing the Game your students will:

  • Develop their knowledge of the sharemarket
  • Learn how to research companies
  • Discover the importance of wise investment decisions
  • Gain a greater knowledge of economic and world events
  • Begin to learn more about investing which is beneficial for their future

The Game can be part of a school subject or an extra-curricular activity offered to students. It is free to play and as a bonus students can win great cash prizes    

Game features

Students can:

  • Choose from 200+ stocks
  • Create their own watchlist
  • View company charts and the latest prices
  • Get the top 5 and bottom 5 stocks for the day
  • Play as a team or individually

Teachers can:

what's new

  • Bulk upload a student list
  • See when a student last logged in or if they are active
  • Send messages to students
  • Easily play alongside students        
  • Access ready made lesson plans

How the Game works

  • As teacher, you need to register for the Game and then inside your account you sign your students up to play.
  • If you are a student, you need to ask a teacher to sign you up.
  • Students compete either individually or in a group of 2 to 4 students
  • Students do research and decide which companies they will invest in
  • They buy and sell shares in any of the nominated ASX listed companies
  • Orders to buy or sell shares can be placed at any time. Orders will be executed when the market is open.
  • Students can monitor shares via their Game portfolio

Teacher resources

There are teacher lesson plans and resources available once you register for the Game.

If you would like to access the resources prior to registrations opening, please request via school.smg@asx.com.au

Game dates

Game 2, 2020
Registrations open 30 July
Game: 27 August - 4 November


Game prizes

Syndicate major prize

1st - $600
2nd - $500
3rd - $400

Syndicate state prize

1st - $400