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Franklin's Fortune deck building game
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Franklin's Fortune deck building game

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Franklin's Fortune is an educational deck-building game. For ages 14 and up.

Made in Massachusetts, birthplace of Benjamin Franklin.

About Franklin's Fortune

Kids and adults alike learn valuable life lessons from Benjamin Franklin as they gain Energy and Persistence, and earn Sterling. 

You start out as a modest Tradesman, eager for success. From Sunrise to Sunset, you strive to make headway in your apprenticeship and a bright future begins to take shape. Your steady progress in Education and Experience expand your horizons and fuel innovation. Your dynamic Energy helps you take Action when needed, and Obstacles are no match for your Persistence. You rise to become an Investor, turning Idleness into reliable dividends. Strengths and Virtues mark your humble fortune of wisdom. Achieve Franklinian honors today and start real-life prosperity tomorrow,

How to play

Acquire cards from the Common using Energy and Persistence, your renewable resources, and Sterling, the monetary resource. Earn Sterling by working your Occupations, and increase your earnings with Education and Experience. The player who accumulates the majority of Franklin’s Fortune wins.

  • Fast-paced, challenging, and funEvery turn is an opportunity to use your resources, Energy, Persistence and Sterling money, to strategically gain and build on Franklin’s secrets to living a fulfilling life. Each player has limited Energy available, so players must weigh out the opportunity cost of what they decide to pursue during their turn.
  • Acquire Franklin's Secrets to health, wealth, and wisdom—Franklin believed that involvement is how learning occurs. Playing Franklin's Fortune, you’ll work from sunrise to sunset using "Motion" paired with "Action" to create the path to acquiring Franklin’s most successful life principles in health, wealth, and wisdom.  
  • For families and for use in the classroom—Franklin’s Fortune gives players the opportunity to learn personal success and life skills in the most exciting way. This is the first Life Skills Game of its kind that has elements of health, wealth, wisdom, virtue, wisdom, courage, persistence and overcoming obstacles. 
  • Our guarantee—As his children became young adults and they began to play more complex board games, the creator of Franklin’s Fortune wished there was a personal finance game that was fun to play, while still offering applicable life principles and financial models for real-life success - thus Franklin’s Fortune was born. We’re a small U.S. family company who exists to only offer the highest quality family board game experiences, so if for any reason you’re unhappy with Franklin’s Fortune, please reach out to us and we’ll make it right for you.
  • Made entirely in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, birthplace of Benjamin Franklin.

Reviews from some of the first people to play it

"I played this game with my family and we had a great game night. We had three generations play this game and everyone found it engaging, thoughtful and enjoyable. I highly recommend this!" — Hannah

"My family absolutely loved it!" — Terri C Benson, Headmaster, Academy for Science and Health Professions

"My group played through the game twice yesterday. They really liked it, and they are a fickle bunch with experience in deck-building games. We were able to grasp the rules in about 20 minutes.

"They appreciated the fast-paced nature of the game, and the structure afforded close competitive play to the end (in both games only a few points separated winners from all the other players). All of them repeatedly remarked that it was 'a good, fun, quick little game'  that should definitely be included in our gaming group repertoire. And they enjoyed the interweaving of Franklin’s thoughts with the game structure. It should be emphasized that these guys are major board game geeks who pride themselves on having sophisticated and discriminating taste in game quality. Even mild praise from them does not come readily, and they really liked the game. That’s saying something!

— Gary A. Mullen, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Gettysburg College

"This will become a true classic board game!" —  Forrest C.

"This is a great game for the family. It gets kids and adults thinking. Have Fun!" —  Alex P.

"Franklin's Fortune is an intelligent game." —  James G.

 (The reviews above were supplied by the creator of Franklin's Fortune.)


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Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 17 27 9
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 23.5 31 10
2XL 25 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5
4XL 30 34 10.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Short-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 38 28 9.25
Medium 41 29 9.5
Large 44 30 9.75
XL 47 31 10
2XL 50 32 10.25
3XL 56 33 10.5

 Long-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length
Small 38 28
Medium 41 29
Large 44 30
XL 48 31
2XL 52 32

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 20 26.5 24.38
Medium 22 27.5 24.63
Large 24 28.5 24.25
XL 26 29.5 24
2XL 28 30 23.75
3XL 30 30.5 23.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 15.75 26.5 6.38
Medium 16.75 27 6.63
Large 17.75 27.5 6.88
XL 19.25 28 7.13
2XL 20.75 28.5 7.38

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 15.6 26.5
Small 16.1 26.75
Medium 17.25 27.25
Large 18.38 27.88
XL 19.88 28.5
2XL 21.38 29.13

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 24 31 10
2XL 26 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 14 19 6.5
Small 15.5 20.5 6.75
Medium 17 22 7
Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
XL 20 25 7.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 18 28 8.13
Medium 20 29 8.38
Large 22 30 8.63
XL 24 31 8.88
2XL 26 33 9.63
3XL 28 34 10.13
4XL 30 35 10.63
5XL 32 36 11.13
6XL 34 37 9.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 12.5 23.5
Small 13.5 24
Medium 15.5 25
Large 17.5 26
XL 19.5 27
2XL 21.5 28

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 16.5 26.5 24.625
Medium 17.5 27 25
Large 18.5 27.5 25.375
XL 20 28 25.75
2XL 21.5 28.5 26.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 11.5 19 3.75
Small 12.5 20 4
Medium 13.5 21 4.25
Large 15 23 4.5
XL 16.5 25 4.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.