Renegade Buggies: NCFL’s new financial literacy app

Steer your way to smarter shopping

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We’re excited to announce the launch of Renegade Buggies, a brand new iOS/Android game with financial literacy curriculum designed to engage families in developing basic budgeting and money management skills.

In Renegade Buggies, the mission is simple: ride the back of your buggy (shopping cart) down the street and collect a specific amount of money and items—everything from shampoo to dog food to underwear—but be sure to dodge the cones, rolling tires, and puddles or you’re sure to crash. Once you collect your items, hit the checkout phase of the game and decide which of the three shampoos you gathered  will save you the most money. The more money you save, the more power-ups and accessories you can buy for your buggy.

The game covers four concepts: unit prices, buying in bulk, coupons, and promotions. The entertaining gameplay meets the educational goals seamlessly and enables Renegade Buggies to engage parents and children in a joint-learning process, reinforcing money-saving tips parents may or may not know while instilling the value of fiscal responsibility in children from a young age.

By capturing these situations in a game, Renegade Buggies provides parents with a tool that enables them to learn with their children about how to make smart choices with money.

“Like adding vegetables to macaroni and cheese, it’s easy to do something fun and good for you at the same time,” said Emily Kirkpatrick, vice president, NCFL. “Renegade Buggies embraces that logic and helps parents teach valuable lessons all under the guise of a fun game.”

The app is made available by NCFL with funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation—longtime partners in giving families resources to learn together regardless of the parents’ educational or economic background.

Renegade Buggies was created by renowned educational game developer FableVision and is available in the iTunes and Google Play store, as well as on NCFL’s site.