CDS Mess is a card game that allows players to take a first-hand look at factors that led to the 2008 economic crisis. In this game, you take on the role of an investment bank, package debt into Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) and then sell it to unsuspecting investors. Protect yourself against losses or bet against the health of another bank using Credit Default Swaps (CDS). This game is about maximizing profits no matter what and, when necessary, getting bailed out by the government. In CDS Mess, you too can be Too Big To Fail!
CDS Mess replicates how Credit Default Swaps were used by Wall Street in the housing bubble.