“The Game of Spend a Million: Losers strike back! Players will find that splurging a million dollars is harder than they think.”
Go For Broke is a game that was originally produced in 1965 by Selchow and Righter. The object of the game is to be the first player to go broke. Players are dealt $1 million to start out with and have to spend as much as they can, as quickly as they can. The money is spent on bad bets at the casino, the stock market, and the racetrack. Players can also give money to the poor house.
According to the instructions, “The game ends when a player is unable to complete payment for something he is required to pay for. This player is declared the winner.”
There have been a number of Monopoly spin-offs throughout the years, but Go For Broke is by far the best.
One interesting fact about this game is the person who created it. It was invented and sold to Selchow & Righter by science fiction author Philip K. Dick. A number of Philip K. Dick’s books have been made into movies including: Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, and Next.