Investing is a game. In order to beat the market, you have to roll some dice, move some pawns, and draw some cards…. Oh, who are we kidding? Let’s just put investing aside for a moment and delve into this year’s holiday playlist of David’s favorite board games!
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This video was recorded on Dec. 1, 2021.
David Gardner: Few people may love games more than I do. Some people don’t even like games at all. If that’s you, well, I suggest you skip this week’s podcast. Come back later this month when we’ll be playing a different kind of game that you may like as it involves the stock market. That’s, of course, The Market Cap Game Show. That’s a game we all can play, OK? Okay. If you don’t like games, take this week off. Hey, wait. You’re still listening? Excellent. In that case, thank you for suffering a Fool gladly, as I endeavor this week to share too short lists of recent favorites from the worlds of board games and card games, all shared intentionally as early as possible this December. You’ll have time to put one of these under someone else’s tree or just spice up your own life with something, get this, that is not on Zoom. It’s my annual Games, Games, Games podcast only on this week’s Rule Breaker Investing.
Welcome back to this week’s Rule Breaker Investing, arguably a misnomer for this particular podcast. There’s not a lot of investing going on in this week’s podcast. But anybody who’s listened to me for more than a month probably has figured out by now that on this podcast, I’d like to spend about 1/3 of our time on investing, 1/3 of our time on business, and 1/3 of our time on life. If you think about the Motley Fool’s purpose statement, to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. I think you can map those to those three zones that I just talked about. For me, we spend 1/3 of our time on investing, which should make us richer, on business, which should make us smarter, and on life, which will make us happier. If you’re like me, games especially shared with others, spark joy in you. I first started doing this in 2017. Back then it was the gift-giving special. I had a bunch of fellow Fools on to talk about, how they give gifts around this holiday period, and some creative thoughts. I just right in the end there stuck in a games list and that gift-giving special of 2017.
That’s how it started. Then a year later, it was Richard Garfield, the game designer of Magic: The Gathering, one of the great all-time games. A wonderful interview. I talked to Richard in December. At the end of that one, I just put in a list for recommendations for holiday games. Then 2019 for the first time I explicitly came out of the …….