Thrive ‘n’ Shine is a cutting-edge, effective, and fun approach to teaching personal finance. With the option of using downloadable curriculum, this engaging simulation and strategy game enables students to learn and practice positive financial behaviors that are aligned with national standards.

Why use Thrive ‘n’ Shine?
+Personalized avatars, which students guide through real-life financial challenges and decisions
+88% of students who have used TnS report that it has changed their financial attitudes and behaviors.
+Experiential learning in a virtual environment
+Innovative, hybrid/blended learning approach
+Easily tailored to a variety of learning environments
+Quests which operate as both a teaching mechanism and assessment tool
+Based in Game Based Learning theory: active, critical, and multi-modal engagement

+Online Dashboard that enables teachers/facilitators to track student learning and progress in the game
+10 easy-to-follow, student-centered lessons, including simulations, collaboration, and group challenges, designed by award winning teachers
+Free Teacher/facilitator support materials (scope and sequence doc, overview videos, etc.)
+Exit slips/quizzes, electronic summative assessments, teacher dashboard
+Teacher support and training available

“I’ve never seen my students so engaged with any other curriculum that I’ve used” –HS Economics Teacher

“This is awesome! It makes me really think twice about what I’m doing with my money now, and how I’ll make big financial decisions later.” –HS Math Student

“Teachers, content experts and game designers working together can create experiences that will radically improve the learning and ultimately the competence and behavior of thousands and potentially millions of learners.” –M. Prensky (education researcher and author)

What’s New

Version 3.52

- minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Joshua_Joshua ,

Really fun game!

I think this game is really fun but I think they should add a shop to buy more clothes and accessories so it would be more interactive and realistic.

Students XHUX ,


Only played because it was a scholarship requirement. Terrible game. No structure at all. Will never play or download again.

T eacher ,

My students loved it and learned a lot!

First, my students created an avatar. Then, they went through “virtual” days in the game, balancing their avatar’s needs (socializing, eating and resting) while also earning enough money at their job to meet their growing expenses. The progression of the game gets quite complex as students move out, buy a car, take out loans, pay and earn interest, get insurance, save for emergencies, go to college and buy a condo. To win, they have to pay off their loans. They compared their scores on the class leaderboard. Super fun way to learn personal finance!


Zindagi LLC
220.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © All Rights Reserved 2016. Zindagi LLC.


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