A brand new, addictive attack-strategy card game about greed, taking risks, money and a lot of sneakiness.
CASH Trader is an attack-strategy card game for 2 – 8 players from ages 12 and over. The objective is to collect as many Cash cards as possible and be the first to reach One Million Dollars while opponents try to stop you from reaching this goal.
My name is Emilio, and I’m the creator of the CASH Trader card game. If you’re here you would probably like to know how CASH Trader came to be, right?
Sensational! Because that’s exactly what I’m about to tell you. But first, you should probably know a little bit more about me, the man behind the game (I’ll keep it short, so don’t worry).
I’m originally from the Netherlands yet migrated to Australia in 1981. For the better part of 10 years I worked tirelessly in hospitality where I learned the value of hard work. Because I loved working and wanted to achieve more, I started a number of my own businesses. I ran, among other things, a couple of commercial catering ventures as well as a recycling operation, retail outlet and a suite of other enterprises. So my working life has been as diverse as you can get.
Now, fast-forward 20 years. I was speaking with one of my nephews about careers, “making it”, dealing with risk and mastering personal finances. It was not long after that conversation I tried to think of games which incorporate all these skills into an exciting and engaging activity. While looking for that ‘perfect’ game (I must admit I was hard-pressed to find a game which actually fit the brief), I had another thought: “Someone should really create a fun, exciting and engaging game about strategy, risk & financial management that is aligned to entrepreneurial thinking.”
Not long after that moment I developed the first draft of CASH Trader on a host of A4 sheets of paper. 9 months later I played my first iteration with the same nephew, my brother-in-law and my wife on our dining room table. What followed over the next three years were rounds and rounds of playing CASH Trader, hundreds of revisions and then (finally) the finished product!
It was an amazing experience to take an idea and work it through the process of continuously improving it to the point where any further work will only serve to lessen the game itself, the player’s experience and above else, the fun of the game. I am forever grateful for the tremendous amount of help and support I received from my family and friends as there were quite a number of times where the nights were long and sleep was very short!
My goal has always been to create a dynamic game that captures the essence of analyzing risk, developing sound strategies and building confidence to becoming a modern day entrepreneur; yet, simple enough for a complete beginner to very quickly “get it”. I believe I have accomplished that goal which I base entirely on the feedback I keep receiving from anyone who plays it for the first and many, many consequent other times!
Whist getting your support for CASH Trader is the objective of this campaign, my primary goal is to see CASH Trader become a first choice to bring forth the financial and strategic acumen of young people everywhere. Taking that vision further, and assuming I have your support, I foresee creating more games that are unique, socially relevant and benefit anyone who plays them.
So, although that is the CASH Trader story in a nutshell, it does not have to end here! Be part of this exciting CASH Trader journey as together we embarking on the the road to making CASH Trader the most sought after game in the world. Pledge an amount you feel comfortable with and thank you for your vote of confidence.
And as we say at CASH Trader:
“Go Forth, Be Wealthy”®
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