How to play

How to win The Greatest Investor?

To win The Greatest Investor, players aim to accumulate the highest net worth by the end of the game. Net worth is calculated by adding up the value of your investment cards, cash on hand, and any other assets specified in the game. Throughout the game, players strategically invest, trade, and make decisions to maximize their portfolio’s value while minimizing risks. The player with the highest net worth at the end of the game emerges as the ultimate winner. It requires a combination of shrewd decision-making, risk management, and a bit of luck to come out on top in The Greatest Investor.

  • 1.

    Provide all players with the next asses cards:

    • 1x The Netherlands AEX stock
    • 1x US S&P 500 stock
    • 1x Real estate in Amsterdam
    • 1x All world ETF
    • $10,000 in cash
  • 2.

    Designate a player as the bank. Responsible for managing the game’s finances, including money and put/call options. This player takes charge of overseeing transactions and ensuring the smooth operation of the financial elements within the game.

  • 3.

    At the start of each round, players have the option to purchase either a put or a call option. Once all players have taken their turns, the opportunity to buy puts and calls arises again at the beginning of the next round. This allows for ongoing strategic decision-making and the potential to adapt investment strategies based on evolving market conditions.

  • 4.

    After each player has had the opportunity to purchase a put or call option, the game begins with the youngest player taking the first turn. Each player has two actions to complete.

  • 5.

    Action 1:Involves drawing an asset card and deciding whether to buy it, exchange it with a card inside your own portfolio, or leave it on the stack for other players to buy or exchange.

  • 6.

    Action 2: Entails drawing an event card and executing the action specified on the card, which impacts all players. These actions offer strategic opportunities to shape your portfolio and affect the game dynamics for everyone involved.

  • 7.

    The game ends when all Event cards have been played. Players then calculate their total portfolio value and half of their remaining cash. The player with the highest combined value, comprising portfolio and cash, earns the prestigious title of The Greatest Investor ever.