About Daytrader Board Game

The Story

I love everything about investing. Researching new and obscure companies, looking up earnings reports, year over year growth, sales and revenues, debt, cash on hand and everything else in between that goes along with making a good stock decision. Of course, it takes money to make money and as my dad told me every day while I was living at home, "it's not how much you make but how much you save that counts" I am a firm believer in saving too.

I was lucky to grow up in a house that saw my parents' dream business go down due to big franchises moving in to town and seizing the market share with better advertising, bigger inventories and beautiful storefronts. I feel lucky to know what it looks like to work hard every single day, just to be able to pay your bills on time. I am grateful to have been sent to good schools on the back of those blood, sweat and tears too. And, it's my goal to use all my experiences and knowledge to prove to myself and my parents that I too can produce the same type of growth, year over year, that I look for in a company I want to buy shares in.

I created Daytrader because working, saving, investing and everything in between is my passion. It's in my blood. I love it and am extremely blessed to be able to partake in the game of capitalism on a daily basis. I believe Daytrader contains all of the ingredients mentioned above and seamlessly integrates them into every game played.

As a professional 3D Animator I've learned the art of storytelling in different formats. Creating a board game was a new style for me though. Eventually, it's not much different structure to that of a good book, or movie. The ending will always be same, in Daytrader the first player to retire wins. But, it's the journey the players take to try to achieve that goal that changes with each play. It's the journey that makes the game fun and the reward sweet. There are tools to help (volatile market cards) and obstacles (volatile market cards) to set you back, but if you can't enjoy the ride then don't get on. I created Daytrader to be a fun and engaging experience, as I try to do in my animations. Please give it a shot and let me know if I've achieved this goal. I'd love to hear from you.

Happy trading,

Samir Lyons, Creator of Daytrader


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