If you've ever wondered how products get to market, chances are someone came up with an idea and pitched it. So now here's your chance to pitch a product idea. Pitch It! comes with 50 product cards, 50 customer cards, a three-minute timer, fake money, six pencils, and 100 Pitch It play sheets. The game is for three or more players.
Players draw cards to find out what the product is and who the customer will be by picking a What? card and a Who? card. That's the first step in the game. You may be tasked with selling ice to eskimos, potting soil to police officers, or bath toys to bankers. The next step is to come up with a product name, a slogan, and design the logo or draw a picture of your product using the Pitch It! play sheets. (You may need extra paper to do this, so keep some on hand just in case.) The timer only gives you three minutes to do this, but it's a lot to do in three minutes, so you may want to give yourselves more time. If that's the case, you can give everyone a time limit, such as 10-15 minutes, or just agree to wait for everyone to be finished.
Then it's time to Pitch It! Using your best sales tactics, you pitch your product to the rest of the players. When all the players have pitched their products, it's time to vote on which one is the best. You can't vote for your own product, though. The winners are awarded the play money. The first player to win $5 million wins.
If you like the TV show Shark Tank, you'll like this game. It's fun, fast-paced, and encourages thinking and creativity. This game lets everyone be an entrepreneur. It's great as a party game but can also be used in the classroom as well as for business education or gifted education.
Pitch It! is for ages 13 and up. It's best for people who are fast-thinking and enjoy this type of mental challenge. It's definitely not for everyone.
Pitch It! is available to purchase from Amazon.com and select specialty retailers.
This is a game that really needs the right group of people to be entertaining and fun. Some people may find the pressure of being creative and thinking like the people on Shark Tank to be no fun at all.
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