Caymanopoly, the Monopoly-like game localised to the Cayman Islands, arrived on the island last Thursday just in time for the Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours hosted by Islands Companies.
Sales of the game will benefit the Junior Achievement of the Cayman Islands organisation.
The international organisation offers young people the opportunity to participate in an 18-week learning programme that furthers their business education.
Ravi Kapoor, president of Junior Achievement here said Friday the games were selling quickly.
‘We expected them so sell well, but not as well as they have been,’ he said. ‘The response has been absolutely tremendous.’
Mr. Kapoor said 2,000 games had been ordered, and that 1,000 had already been committed to corporate buyers. An additional 40 games were sold at the Business After Hours, and another 140 Friday morning at the Chamber of Commerce offices.
In the end, Junior Achievement hopes to earn a profit of about $30,000 with the game, making it one of the organisations’ main fundraisers this year.
In addition to revenue from game sales, Junior Achievement sold advertising sponsorship spots on the game board to many of Cayman’s companies.
Proceeds from the game will be used for the general funding of Junior Achievement, Mr. Kapoor said, noting that 250 children took part in the programme this year.
Caymanopoly games can be purchased, while supplies last, at the Chamber of Commerce or at several retail outlets on the island.