Little Traders 2 has been launched today in the App Store. It’s a free iOS stock market trading game that builds on the award-winning Little Traders mobile game, which gives players the chance to trade on the stock market in a fun and engaging way without using real money. There are tutorials linked to that app that are designed to guide inexperienced investors along the way.
I know it’s a little outside of my remit here at The Armchair Trader but I thought it might be an interesting way to educate youngsters about the stock market. There are different versions of the game available based on age . That means players aged under 18 will not be exposed to any real world trading – it should be a relatively safe environment for kids to learn. The game has been self-classified as 12+. My teenage daughter is trying it out as I write….
Little Traders 2, like the previous version of the game, is set in a 1920s retro pixel environment. Players are given trading and investment missions on behalf of Mrs Mueller and her friends – and if they prove their trading skills they can earn virtual money, expand their offices, hire more traders and build their own Wall Street empire.
The game includes a range of new features, most significantly the ‘Battle Mode’ in which players can challenge their friends and other players to a five minute competition to find out who can invest Mrs Mueller’s money the best. The winner is rewarded with a small amount of virtual currency to expand their office. Players also have the option of scheduling in a revenge match.
The game is aimed at people who want to learn to trade the stock market in a fun environment as well as those who already know how to and want to prove their success in a contest with friends or colleagues.
Designed by Tradimo Interactive
Tradimo Interactive’s mission is educational. Little Traders 2 creates a risk-free space to experience the financial markets. Along the way, players are recommended further educational content to enhance their trading knowledge and can click through to Tradimo’s free learning site where Tradimo and dozens of financial experts from all over the world share informative video courses on trading, investing and personal finance – all available in multiple languages. This site contains over 200 courses with 1000s of videos ranging from the basics of forex and stocks trading to developing institutional knowledge. Full-service mentorship subscriptions are also available.