Did Bear Stearns cause the crisis
or was it Lehman Brothers? Was it CDS, CDOs or CEOs?
Was it Bush, Obama, Congress, or Madoff?
Find out with Collapse! - The Commemorative Game of the Financial Crisis.
is a commemorative game that takes a light hearted
approach to the very serious events of the financial crisis. The game allows players to relive the tension,
anxiety, and second guessing characterized by this crazy period in history. As the global financial system
began to crumble in 2007, it became frighteningly apparent just how precarious its foundation had been all
along. While the bankruptcy of Lehman is often cited as the cause of the collapse, the reality is that under
a different sequence of events, the pressures would have built up differently, causing something or someone
else to bear the blame. There was no one cause. Instead, a thick web of diverse but interconnected culprits
was revealed, with each playing their own important role.
the game of Collapse!
, each of the 54 blocks represents one
of the factors or events that helped create the crisis or hasten its escalation. What better way to relive
the financial turmoil than to grab some family or friends and try to build your own financial fortress that's
too big to fail! After stacking the blocks (the included instructions provide a useful frame), players take
turns pulling them out one by one until the entire structure collapses! Read the phrase on the block that caused the
and reminisce about the "bad old days."
The 54 blocks in each commemorative game fit nicely into a sleek wooden box that makes
an excellent display at your office, your home study, or even your child's toy room.
makes for a great gift, collector's
item, or history lesson, so order yours today