Cover Your Assets is a cheeky card game from Grandpa Beck’s Games that pits family members against each other in a greedy race to become a millionaire. By building towers of valuable assets and stealing from the competition, you’ll accumulate enough wealth and luxury to beat the other players and win the ultimate bragging rights! With quick to learn rules and dynamic strategies, Cover Your Assets is the ultimate game for competitive families.
Collecting Your Assets
Every player in the game has to build their own stack of assets using matching sets of cards. Each set of cards will match two of the same type of asset cards. There are 10 different kinds of asset cards in the game, from sparkling jewels to overflowing piggy banks. Each time you create a new set you’ll stack it crosswise on top of the previous set to build your tower of assets.
Each turn you have one of several options. The first option is to make a pair of assets from your own hand, which you can then add to your assets tower. Wild cards can be used in place of any type of asset, so be sure to keep an eye out for these valuable collectibles. The second option you have is to draw the top card from the discard pile, which can be used to make a pair and add to your assets tower. If the first two options don’t work, you have the third option to discard one of your cards and draw a new one from the draw piles.
Stealing And Defending Assets
The last option you have is to try and steal a set of assets from one of your fellow players. This is where the name Cover Your Assets comes from, and it’s the most diabolical part of the game. To challenge another player and steal their assets, you need at least one set of assets in your own stack. The other player also needs at least two sets of assets on their stack (although you can only attempt to steal the top set).
In order to steal someone’s assets, you have to show them a card that matches their top set. This is where it gets interesting, however, as that player can defend their assets by showing you a matching card of their own. If you’ve got another matching card (or a wild card), you can continue this back-and-forth until one of you runs out of that type of card. The winner gets ALL of the cards used in the challenge, and can proudly add them to the top of their stack (and rake in the points at the end of the round).
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Once you’ve played your turn, you’ll draw cards to replenish your hand until eventually the draw pile runs out. The round ends when there are no cards left to play—although these last few moments can often be the most critical! A last minute steal can win you valuable assets that can boost your score enough to put you over the limit and win the game. Scores will be tallied at the end of every round, and the first player to reach one million dollars in assets wins the game. If two players reach a million dollars in the same round, whoever has the highest score wins!
Cover Your Assets: A Game For Ruthless Families
Cover Your Assets is playable by 2-6 players and is suitable for ages 8 and up, so families with multiple generations can all enjoy the addictive nature of this ruthless card game. Playing time lasts between around 15-45 minutes, which is short enough to hold young kids’ attention while allowing more advanced players to still enjoy the thrill of long-form strategy.
Sometimes the best way to bring the family together is by pitting everyone against each other. Stealing assets and challenging the other players adds a deliciously malicious nature to the game that keeps things interesting while remaining lighthearted at the same time. Cover Your Assets is small and easy to pack, so it’s the perfect thing to bring along to spice up any vacation!
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