As the saying goes: “When life gives you lemons – make lemonade!”
I was always fascinated with the iconic lemonade stand put by a lot of American kids in summer. In fact most successful business men have said that they learned their first business lessons by running a lemonade stand as kids.
This got me thinking. If there was a way for people to set up and run a lemonade stand without physically setting one up, it would serve as a great educational/training tool for budding entrepreneurs.
Enter Lemonade Tycoon ™ from Electronic Arts (the game company). It is a business and economics lesson masquerading as an addictive turn based strategy game.
One can tweak the recipe, buy enough supplies, decide whether to spend on advertising, location, staff, upgrades and so on.
The goal is to build a Lemonade Empire from your neighborhood juice stand. This is currently available for free in iPhone App store. This game is by no means new, it is an adaption of a PC classic, in fact it was on Apple II.