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The site went live on January 5, 2004.

Available on this Site

Beating the Business Strategy Game: a Study Guide is meant to be a compliment to the official Player’s Manual and DOES NOT contain the same type of information (rules, etc) that you will find in the official book. The purpose of the study guide is to help the student focus on important game related issues, to provide tips on using the game software effectively, to help improve overall game score, and to help organize decisions so that the player’s time is used more efficiently. The study guide is designed for maximum impact when used with Version 7 or later game software. But users of the earlier versions should also find this guide very helpful.

Special Bonus Gift

For a limited time only, when you buy the study guide you will also receive a copy of Currency Made Simple! This interactive spreadsheet was designed specifically for use with the game. All you have to do is enter a few quick numbers and the spreadsheet will instantly show you the implications of shipping to various regions. The information is explained and displayed in such a way that shipping decisions should be a breeze.


If you click any of the PURCHASE buttons on this site, you will begin a short transaction process. The secure transaction will take place through one of the world’s largest third party verification systems ( When you have completed the transaction, you will be granted authorization to download a zip file containing both the study guide PDF and the Excel spreadsheet. The entire process, from beginning the transaction to downloading the files, should take less than 5 minutes.

About the Guide

Beating the Business Strategy Game… a Study Guide is based on: Thompson, A.A., Jr. & Stappenbeck, G.J. [2002]. The Business Strategy Game: A Global Industry Simulation. (Player’s Manual) [7th Edition] Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. (ISBN: 0072310057) Which in turn became the basis to the modern day equivalent of