It seem’s that Simulation & Gaming are finally going to publish, in June, the two reviews that Doug Carrie and I wrote about Mike’s Bikes. Well, that’s a relief–we wrote those well over two years ago.
I’ve used several business simulations over the years, and I do like Mike’s Bikes. However, there are plenty of other good choices out there–such as Marketplace, or the good work of the folks at Strategy Dynamics. They all have their pros and cons–it really depends what you want to do.
For MGMT 301, Mike’s Bikes is a good choice because of the richness of the data. Students from most business disciplines can find something familiar to work with, and yet few students really get to grasp all the intricacies (and when they do, it feels like SmartSims seems to higher them).