Free Business Strategy Game

Article by Scott Thompson, last updated February 2023

Coffee Shop Compete is a sophisticated web-based business simulation which allows teams to develop key management skills in Business Acumen, Strategy, Communications and Teamwork.

Business Simulations are delighted to make Coffee Shop Compete freely available to voluntary sector organisations for staff development and team-building purposes.

Coffee Shop Compete is a specific instance of the COMPETE simulation which supports up to 6 teams and can be configured to represent any type of business and set of decisions for the players to make each round. 

Coffee Shop Compete accommodates 2-4 teams each of 5-10 players with each team representing a coffee stall in an artisan food market competing over 4 trading days played over a single 2-hour period (or multiple shorter sessions).

  1. Pricing
  2. Strategy
  3. Management Priorities
  4. Collaboration Investment

Each teams’ decisions are entered into the simulation which instantly calculates customer market share, revenue and profits for each round. The teams are in direct competition so if one team gains market share it must be at the expense of the other teams.

Coffee Shop Compete can be fully played and debriefed in just 2 hours and requires just a single computer connected to the internet which is normally projected on a large screen. There are o software downloads and no other equipment required.

If you are interested in running the free version of The Compete Business Simulation with your Organization and the following apply:

  • Your Organization is a registered voluntary enterprise or charity
  • All potential participants are over the age of 18
  • You would be willing to provide feedback and/or testimonials
  • Your Organization is NOT an Educational Institution

Please contact us.

If you would like to use The Compete Business Simulation in a commercial capacity please contact us and we can provide information on our pricing options.

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