Every day, we face decisions. These may be huge decisions or minuscule ones. But no matter what, the decision must be made.

Sometimes a simple decision like “What should we eat,” or “Where should we vacation” can be quandarious (yes, I just invented a new word).

Decision making is a primary aspect of entrepreneurship. It is imperative that you are willing to make decisions, able to make them quickly, and you are accurate with those decisions the biggest percentage of the time.

A great way to develop and help you with decision making is by playing games. In today’s post, I am going to share 7 games to help you with decision making.

#1: Tic-Tac-Toe

It is a simple game but forces you to make decisions to follow your strategy.

If you want to really add to the process, 20 push ups for the person who loses each game.

#2: Settlers Of Catan

Many love this board game as it resembles the world of entrepreneurs and the decisions that must be made. You can play this multi player board game with friends and family and discover just how good you are at making decisions.

#3: Shooting Games

shooting games

When I say shooting games, I am talking X-Box, Playstation or even on your computer.

There are many games that can make you make quick decisions on what, or who to shoot.

  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Call of Duty
  • Splinter Cell
  • etc…

#4: SimCity

This is a game you can download on your computer or smartphone.

In SimCity, you build a city and you must make decisions on running that city. Decisions such as:

  • zoning,
  • changing tax rates,
  • adding infrastructure for services,
  • and responding to disasters.

#5: Virtonomics

You can play this game online for free against thousands of other players.

It is real world decision making at its best and is completely geared around entrepreneurs.

Go check out Virtonomics here.

#6: Chess

The game of Kings, Queens, Knights, Bishops, Rooks and Pawns.

If you have never played chess, it is one of the greatest decision making games there is.

I highly suggest finding an opponent and playing at least 1 game of chess weekly.

#7: Yahtzee

With some luck involved, you have to make decisions based upon odds and your “gut” instinct.

This is a fun game that can be learned easily, and you can usually pick up a Yahtzee game at many retail outlets.


The last advantage I see in playing games to help you with decision making is, you can spend some quality time with loved ones.

So get the family together and pull out an age old decision making game… Monopoly anyone?

Hey, have you read my book yet?

You can get your copy of To The Top here, or buy the audio version here.

Glad you stopped by and feel free to share any games you play to help with decision making.

To The Top!

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