A free game that develops life skills using real-life everyday scenarios

Stand Tall is a free budgeting game that teaches you how to manage your money. Choose where to focus your finances and learn how to live independently .

There are bills to pay, food and travel to budget for, plus loads of fun things to spend your money on. Get it right and your happiness will soar, but spend too much and you’ll have a financial headache!

The Stand tall game is in testing phase and the beta version is available to play online here.


Create your avatar

Create your own avatar by selecting the features that better reflect your face, hair, clothes and overall vibe.

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Track your wellbeing

Decisions you make in the game can affect your health and wellbeing scores, just like in the real world!

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Real life scenarios

Participate in real life scenarios where you can make decisions and budget for any upcoming events that might arise.

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Track your money

Keep track of your money and budget for food for your flat, going out with friends and paying for the rent.

Create your own calendar

Calendars are a great way to remind you if you have an important event, appointment or bill to pay.

From a board game to an online game...

Stand Tall was presented and tested at a workshop as a board game before it was developed into an online game. The participants came together to test different aspects on what is involved with living independently from budgeting, paying bills, saving money, organising events for friends and many other things.

Once the board game was finalised the online prototype of the game was developed and tested amongst the same participants. Watch the video to see more about the workshop.




August 2022 - The first beta release of the stand tall game is available to play. The current scenarios are tutorial based which focuses on showing the player the different aspects of the game. More scenarios are being developed and the Android version of the game will be available in September 2022.

Check out the level one test workshop which was held in Auckland.

Stand Tall FAQs

Where can I find the game?

The game can be played an internet browser by launching the game here.

What platforms can I play the game on?

Stand Tall will run in most current web browsers on desktops, laptops and tablets. Once the android app is available it can be played on most android devices such as tablets and mobile phones.

Is my privacy safe?

We respect your privacy and have developed a comprehensive privacy policy to protect you while playing the game.

How can I provide feedback on the game?

If you have any questions or feedback relating to the game please use this link to contact us.

The Dines Family Trust

Glenn and Sonja Hawkins