Video games are a popular team-building tool. Moreover, video games have been proved to enhance memory, improve problem-solving skills, attention, and focus, as well as multitasking. Did you know that there are actually some great video games dedicated to the commercial real estate (CRE) industry? Whether you are already in the business, are attending courses to get your broker license, or are just a fan of the industry, here are 15 of the most popular commercial real estate video games around:
Love Monopoly? Well, the Landlord Real Estate Tycoon turns the world into one giant Monopoly board. Buy and sell real-life locations, charge rent and connect with players from all over the world.
Tiny Tower is a flash-based simulation game. Interact with a virtual tower where you can build offices, restaurants and other amenities.
SimCity is one of the world’s most popular video games, and the BuildIt version is great for CRE professionals, allowing you to build an entire city in this familiar format.
If you want to deal real estate in a different decade, check out Forge of Empires. This city-building, strategy video game begins in the Stone Age and takes you through different eras, letting you explore various technologies and building types along the way.
Board Kings is a town-building video game where your interaction is determined by the roll of the online dice. Play with friends and explore a variety of spaces in this game with fun aesthetics that are full of life.
City Mania is another great city-building game. Design, build and customize an online city, adding plenty of quirky characters. Plus, purchase virtual items.
This city-building game is available in more than 20 countries and features advanced 3D graphics. There are more than 700 different buildings to choose from and a vast multiplayer mode, with a reported 10 million users.
If you fancy a change from all these city-building video games, you don’t have to be restricted to land. Seaport is a variation of this theme, where you build and manage a port and fleet of vessels and can also sail to uncharted waters.
Looking for something completely different? Check out The Simpsons: Tapped Out! In this game, the Simpson’s hometown of Springfield is no more. You have the chance to rebuild it and have some fun with your favorite characters from the show.
Want to build a capitalist metropolis? Idle City Empire lets you be a real estate tycoon in the online world, making investments and deals in this fun simulator.
This is a simple online Monopoly game for up to four players. You can also play against the computer, rolling the dice and playing on an online board.
Real Estate Empire Online teaches you the basics of real estate investment—safely and within the online world—through a collection of free-to-play real estate investing games. You can also play against other players.
Expand a small, modest town into a thriving online metropolis in Bit City. Develop plots of land to earn money and buy items and amenities to grow your online empire.
This video game is also focused on helping you build a property empire by building credits in this online world, setting up new businesses and/or stealing businesses from other players.
Billionaire Capitalist Tycoon tasks you with becoming the richest person in this online world. Pitch yourself against the net worth of real-life billionaires in addition to fantastic fake ones (including the treasure-hoarding dragon Smaug from Lord of the Rings).