Research shows that one in five teenage students in the U.S. lacks basic financial skills, and the NFL partnered with Visa to change that.

Financial Footballa free, downloadable video game, teaches students about smart savings and money management.

The Toy Insider chatted with Giants player Eli Manning as he and teammate Saquon Barkley hosted more than 100 high school students at MetLife Stadium this week to launch the game.

The game, available in both English and Spanish, lets students play football as one of their favorite NFL players. To move the ball down the field, or to block the other team from doing so, kids must correctly answer a financial literacy multiple choice question.

Kids can chose to play one of three levels of difficulty: Rookie (ages 11 to 14), Pro (ages 14 to 18), and Hall of Fame (ages 18+).

Visa also partnered with 49 state governments and the District of Columbia to distribute copies of the game to middle and high schools.

The game, designed for kids ages 11 and up, is available now for iOS, for Androids, and online.

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covers all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.