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The Business Simulation Game

Tycoon games & company management simulations

"US pilots started to hone their skills using flight simulators as early as the 1970s. It proved to be cheaper, and in some cases more effective, than training sorties. Today, anyone can learn the basics of driving in auto simulators in the same way that one can learn the fundamentals for building a company with the Virtonomics business simulation game."
Pavel DurovThe founder of Telegram
Pavel Durov
The founder of Telegram
A year ago, I decided that I was going to open my own small retail business. However, it was very frightening; I didn’t have any entrepreneurial experience or company management skills. I took several business courses and training seminars, but my questions and concerns only grew. My friends then advised me to try my hand at the startup simulator ‘Entrepreneur”. At first, I was skeptical; what can a game teach me? However, now I know for sure that this is the most effective way of practical training for entrepreneurs, and is certainly a fantastic tool for novice businessmen! It’s honestly a very realistic business simulator, with a huge amount of detail when it comes to business processes. This allows entrepreneurs to develop their practical skills regarding the process of managing and growing a startup. Without risking my capital, I was able to experiment with running a virtual company, while testing and improving my business model. The business simulator saved me from many failures in the real world, and it stopped me worrying about losing my investment. Six months later, I opened my first store, my investment was returned and I made a profit. Thanks Virtonomics!
Alex, 27 years old Startup simulator Entrepreneur - Alex review
I’ve been playing the economics game ‘Mafia Manager’ for about a year now. This is truly one of the coolest and most unusual strategy multiplayer games about the economy and the unwritten rules of the corporate world. The game offers a combination of tough economic strategy, company management puzzles and a varied PvP arsenal. The game is in no way short of industrial espionage and political intrigues. I ended up creating my own mafia clan and engaged in market wars with my competitors! In just a few months, I built a powerful corporation from scratch, I captured markets and companies from a dozen different tycoons, and even became president of a virtual state. My emotions from playing in this world are difficult to describe; you’ll have to give it a go yourself and understand that sweet feeling of victory. :)
Max Economic game Business and Mafia: Max review
I’ve been playing the tycoon game Virtonomics on and off for about 5 years now. As a fan of complex games about the economy, I’m constantly searching and trying different business simulation games for my students; good ones are hard to come by, I must be honest. Having said that, no business game I found managed to get even close to Virtonomics in terms of realism, variety and interesting gameplay. This game is constantly being developed and improved. It is as diverse and interesting as our life itself. Here, you can develop your economics, entrepreneurship, company management skills, finances, marketing, decision making, politics, market research, R&D, creativity, all while engaging with a really friendly community. Virtonomics Tycoon is a slow turn-based browsing business simulator for calm, thoughtful and intelligent people. Although, we are a passionate bunch to be honest. Give it a try!
Mary, 34 years old Business simulation game Virtonomics Tycoon - Mary review
Compete against other players
Compete against other players
Get a diploma confirming your competencies
Get a diploma confirming your competencies
Extract raw materials, produce goods
Extract raw materials, produce goods
Go for farming and agriculture
Go for farming and agriculture
Research and benefit from technology
Research and benefit from technology
Set-up an efficient retail supply chain
Set-up an efficient retail supply chain
Become a politician
Become a politician
Virtonomics business simulation games are a series of economics online games and business simulations about the economy, entrepreneurship, competition, finance, marketing, sales, production, strategy, innovation, startup development, R&D, HR, supply chain management, and more.

The startup game "Entrepreneur"

This is a serious educational startup simulation game designed for the practical training of novice entrepreneurs and start-up managerial teams. The main purpose of this business game is to simulate a realistic market environment. As a result, an entrepreneur can create a virtual prototype of his or her future company, develop and improve managerial and entrepreneurial skills, gain experience of surviving and developing a business in a competitive environment, while making all the typical mistakes without the risk of losing real capital. Do you have an idea and the desire to start your own business? Perhaps you’re already the founder of a startup, but you lack the necessary knowledge and experience? If you want to protect yourself and your company from making typical mistakes at the growth stage - you need to take a crack at “Virtonomics Entrepreneur”. If you want to test certain market strategies or economic models while improving your business management skills, make sure you’re doing it in a realistic startup simulator.

The management simulation game "Mafia Manager"

This browser-based online strategy game with PvP features is designed for true connoisseurs of hardcore economics games involving espionage and the mafia! Feel the plethora of gaming opportunities at your fingertips. With over 200 different industries for your corporation, dozens of countries where you can create your own political party and become the governor or president, the option of owning your own secret service, and the possibility of cooperating with other players, this game is worth the investment. Not only that, but you’ll gain access to a powerful PvP combat arsenal to either attack competitors or protect their interests. Form alliances, organize your mafia clan, master corporate espionage, engage in competitive wars, create a monopoly and walk on the razor’s edge- you are in control.

The economics online game "Tycoon"

The goal of this business simulation game is to build a globally efficient company in a difficult and competitive environment. You’ll receive start-up capital and the opportunity develop your virtual company in any way you want. Get acquainted with a huge world, its vast geography, dozens of industries, hundreds of products, and thousands of competitors! The uniqueness of this business simulation lies in its versatility and the complete freedom that it offers you. You can manage stores and factories, become an agricultural or industrial magnate, and even become the governor or president of a country. Moreover, you can choose to focus on technological or scientific research, urban planning, political races or public administration. The possibilities are endless! Start a tycoon game online now!

Equipment: purchasing, repairing and removing

There is some sort of equipment in any type of enterprise: computers (offices), machines (factories), work-out equipment (fitness centers), trawlers (fishing bases), research equipment (laboratories), etc. The equipment is selected based on the technology level of your enterprise. High technology levels require high quality equipment. The quality of the equipment depends on the qualification of your employees.  

Equipment tends to wear out due to constant exploitation and needs to be repaired. Go to «My company» > «Management» to manage the equipment in all your company.   

There are equipment buying, repairing and removing functions on the home page of each enterprise.  («Equipment» and  «Automatic repair»):


Automatic repair

If you have an equipment auto repair function in your enterprise, the system will monitor the condition of your equipment every game turn and automatically repair it if needed. You can set the replacing equipment quality and price range. It is also possible to set the supply of equipment from your own subdivisions (in case they manufacture the required equipment).


Production is a very exciting option in Virtonomics. With a vast choice of available industries, you can establish a huge vertically-integrated company with its own supply chain.  The finished goods are sold to the enterprises of real participants of the simulation. 

For high quality production you will need: high level of technology (see factory’s «Technology» tab), equipment   based on the technology requirements (purchase of equipment is done on the homepage of the factory) and employees and appropriate qualification. The system will give hints on the required level of equipment and employees. You will also need the right amount of raw materials. If you strive for a successful production business, make sure you have all these requirements met. 

A sample production report:

Take a closer look at the following factors (for example): 

  • Before the production processes started there were 55 motorcycles of 5,73 with prime cost 839,34 available at the warehouse.  Every game turn the factory produces 5 motorcycles of 2,46 quality with the prime cost of 9222,72. When newly produced motorcycles will be transferred to the warehouse for sales, their quality will be the average of the two. It will happen every game turn. Bear in mind the quality of the newly produced goods when setting the selling price.   
  • The conditions of the contract state that the motorcycles can be sold to any customer. There are 55 units available for delivery, but the maximum purchase volume, however, is 5 units.  This will ensure the availability of the products in the warehouse. The occupancy of the warehouse is less than 2%, which means that there is enough space at the warehouse, and you will not need to use external warehouses. 

Production Management

Before opening a factory, conduct competition analysis, evaluate their technology level, the quality of manufactured goods, prices, sales volumes and key buyers.

Make sure your factory has enough employees and the right equipment. Pay attention to the wear and tear condition of your equipment and repair it on time.

Keep an eye on the suppliers with the best offers, the changes in the prices and quality, the supply delivery limitations per game turns.

You can order from one supplier or several. You can store some amount of raw materials in case of product delivery failures. But it will put some of your assets on hold.

Improve your production business by selecting business boosters (on the factory‘s homepage.).

Manage your sales volumes — sell only to your own subdivisions, to the companies of particular players or make your products available for purchasing to every participant of the simulation.

Tycoon games & company management simulations