Supply and Demand Game

  • Supply and demand
  • Shifts in supply and demand
  • Equilibrium price

In this game, students experience the forces of supply and demand directly by trading emoji on Breakeven.

Similar to the double-auction supply and demand experiments conducted by Chamberlin (1948) and Smith (1962), students are assigned roles of buyers or sellers, and given price limits. They trade by posting public or private offers, or accepting the offers of others.

After trading has finished, use interactive charts to explore the trading data and confirm whether equilibrium was achieved, as predicted by supply and demand theory!

Breakeven is a real-time trading platform designed for economics students

Simple and powerful

Students buy and sell emoji on a powerful, real-time trading platform, designed solely for education. Can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet, or computer; in-person or remotely.

Bite-sized activities

Comprehensive range of pre-configured 10-30 minute activities, each designed to teach a single topic. Includes a lesson plan and interactive debrief slides, which explain the theories involved and summarise trading outcomes.

Fun and engaging

Engage students with social and game elements, such as a news feed, teams/groups, personalised avatars, and rewards.

Advanced capabilities
coming soon

Incorporate auctions, labour markets, manufacturing of goods, and derivative securities into activities.


Supply and Demand is just one of many activities that can be run on Breakeven


Comparative advantage
Barter and money
Market basics
Supply & Demand
Price elasticity
Price controls
Tariffs and quotas
Monopoly and Oligopoly
Information asymmetry
Behavioural economics
Game Theory


Prices and Inflation
Aggregate supply & demand
Labour markets
International trade


Market efficiency
Financial Markets
Prediction Markets

Be one of the first to try it out.

Breakeven is currently in private beta, with opportunities for a limited number of schools to pilot it. If your school is interested in participating, please complete the form below!

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