PHOENIX, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new board game has been developed with a barter theme by Ana Hawk, CEO of Instant Barter, LLC. The game's theme represents the popularity that barter has achieved in recent years since it allows the exchange of goods and services without the use of cash. Funding is sought via a crowd funding site, Kickstarter, as the way to raise capital for the initial manufacture and distribution of the game.
According to Ana Hawk, CEO of Instant Barter and creator of My Barter Game™, "With barter an important way to obtain needed goods and services in today's economy, the introduction of a game that combines fun with education is well-timed." A family-oriented board game, My Barter Game™, reflects the increasing popularity of barter to maintain life-style, while minimizing the need for cash.
The game allows up to 6 players who move pieces around a board. The difference is that the game uses not only cash, but barter for the exchange of goods and services. The physical board game is only the beginning, since an electronic version is in the planning phase. It can be enjoyed by families, used as a team building exercise or for better understanding of the barter industry.
The game concept is on target as barter is increasing in popularity. Formal, computer-based trade exchanges are available world-wide and allow participants to exchange goods and services with other members. A fee is paid to the exchange to facilitate each transaction.
Barter is now mainstream, claims Hawk, "With over 400,000 businesses in the USA involved in barter and trade, it has become an essential strategy in today's business operations." Since the IRS views barter the same as cash transactions, the modern barter exchange is highly regulated and reliable.
SOURCE Instant Barter, LLC