A board game called Market Meltdown, which was derived from the Leh...

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Dec 19, 2014 16:35
A board game called Market Meltdown, which was derived from the Lehman Shock in 2008, is becoming popular in London.
The board game started selling in 2012.
Will Sorrell, the creator of the game, has a father who was a stockbroker in the 1980s.

The game is reminiscent of a popular real estate game, Monopoly, but in the Market Meltdown, the players start with being rich.
They try to keep solvent in the face of growing debts, defaults, and bonus caps.
They go around the world on their private jets by a roulette wheel while investing stock markets.
When they make loss, they can borrow up to one billion pounds to make up the loss.
The game is similar to the real investment banks, in which players can be fined for manipulating the markets or go bankrupt due to price plummet of crude oil.
― A Japanese article ―