learning center and money museum

Escape from the Barter Islands!

The Cleveland Fed’s most popular online game for more than a decade has been updated and re-released, as a web-based game and a mobile app, in both English and Spanish!

Play it right here online, or download it from the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

Get Ready to Trade!

You’re Robbie. You’re a sailor. You’re shipwrecked! How will you get home??

  • To begin playing the game, click on either the English or Spanish language version.
  • Robbie has wrecked his ship and needs help getting home by locating a sail on one of the Barter Islands.
  • After collecting oranges on Orange Island, visit each of the Barter Islands to make trades for important items that will help Robbie in his quest for a sail.
  • On each of the Barter Islands, you will meet with the Chief who will provide instructions about how to make your trades successfully.
  • The faster you trade, the more points you will earn.

Online Activities

Get interactive with our money, finance, economics and Fed themed online activities

  • Money Inovations
  • Discover Historic U.S. Currency
  • Escape from the Barter Islands
  • Explore Money from Around the World Money Word Search
  • Money Word Search
  • Panic of 1907 video
  • Money Visions video
  • Great Minds Think: A Kids Guide to Money
  • Power to the People: Regulation and Change
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road