CHICAGO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairgoers and gamers across the country looking to understand the economics of agriculture and have fun doing it can now download Risk Ranch for free from both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The app – the first and most exciting agriculture-based game of its kind – is also playable online at www.cmegroup.com/4Hcarnival.
Risk Ranch is a fun and fast pace, single-player game with engaging, real-life content that challenges players to take on the role of a modern day farmer and bring a steer to market. Avoiding risks, allocating resources wisely, and purchasing futures to protect an investment are all a part of the gameplay, which goes through all four seasons and includes the real-time risks that affect the value of a steer.
The app is a version of the live-action game that is the centerpiece of the Commodity Carnival, the exhibit CME Group and 4-H will bring to 120 state and county fairs across 11 states this year. To find a Carnival location near you to play in person, go to www.cmegroup.com/4Hcarnival. But you don't have to wait for the fair to come to town – download and play now to see if you've got what it takes to bring home a blue ribbon!
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