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Get Your Family Excited About Generational Wealth
Family Legacy Card Game (based on chapter 14 of the book Perpetual Wealth) is a fun and interactive way to help teach multi-generational wealth strategies with a catchy, easy-to-remember gaming experience that the whole family will enjoy.
Learn how to play Family Legacy Card Game by watching the video above from “The Prosperity Podcast” co-host Spencer Shaw and edited by Zane Shaw.
Learning in the name of Fun
Similar to the game Go-Fish, draw from a deck full of cards with generational wealth terms to be the first to spell “FAMILY-L-E-G-A-C-Y” and win the game.
2 – 6 Players
There are 10 Cards for each Phase representing the strategies and tools that go into that Legacy building phase.
Family – Building Years – Brown
L – Creating Capital – Green
E – Parenting and Projects – Purple
G – Transition Years – Teal
A – Expansion Years – Red
C – Wisdom Years – Yellow
Y – Legacy Years – Blue
Before cards are dealt, remove the Wild and Whammy cards (see Wild & Whammy cards section) and then shuffle these cards back into the remaining deck after the deal is complete.
Each player is dealt 7 cards face up in front of them. Players arrange their 7 cards face up in row in the order the cards were dealt. After shuffling back in the Wild and Whammy cards into the remaining cards, the deck is then placed face down in the center as the Draw pile and the top card is turned up next to it to start the Discard pile beside it.
The object of the game is to collect one card from each phase of life left to right to spell out FAMILY LEGACY with 7 cards.
Standard play is 7 rounds and the dealer rotates.
Beginning with the player to the dealer’s left, players take turns drawing one card from either the draw or discard piles. The drawn card may either be swapped for one of that player’s 7 cards, or discarded in the discard pile.
Play continues until a player has all 7 cards, one from each phase in order to spell out FAMILY-L-E-G-A-C-Y. That Player will yell “Legacy”! Once a player has Legacy, that round is done and scored.
At the end of the round, total the scores for each player. After 7 rounds of play, the player with the most points wins Family Legacy!
50 points – First player to have all 7 phase cards to spell out FAMILY-L-E-G-A-C-Y
15 points – 3 cards in a row in the correct position
20 points – 4 cards in a row in the correct position
25 points – 5 cards in a row in the correct position
30 points – 6 cards in a row in the correct position
The Beneficiary cards can be used in lieu of any position of the 7 cardsand counts toward scoring. When this card is drawn, choose a player to give this card so that they can choose to replace any one of their cards. It will count in the scoring. The Beneficiary card must be given away, not kept. The card being replaced goes into the discard pile.
When you draw a Whammy card, you choose a player to give it to which does not have a blocking card. If given a Whammy, it must be replaced before going out with “Legacy” and must be replaced with the proper correct position card before any other moves can be done.
If a player has a Whammy in the L position, an L card must be drawn before any other moves can be made.
1) Opportunity without Opportunity Fund and Emergency without Emergency Fund cards. If one of these cards is drawn, it can be given to any player to put on top of a player’s card that is in the correct position. Both the Whammy and the card underneath will be replaced at the same time when that player is able to do so. Whammy cards replaced are put at bottom of draw pile.
A player in possession of any one of these WHOLE LIFE cards blocks the Emergency and Opportunity whammy cards and the player cannot be given the whammy, regardless of the position of the blocking card.
2) No Will and No Trust cards
When either of these cards are drawn, it can be given to any player to cover a card that is in the correct position.
A player in possession of any of the estate planning cards blocks the no will and no trust whammy cards and the players card can not be given the whammy, regardless of the position of the blocking card.
If playing with only two players and the other player has the blocking card, then the player who drew the whammy card will put the card randomly in the middle of the draw pile, not in the discard pile.
Reinforce Generational Wealth Principles With Your Family
(while having fun)
Use the Family Legacy Card Game to reinforce principles from chapter 14 of the Perpetual Wealth story by Kim Butler.
Kim Butler chatting with Steve Gordon on the Unstoppable CEO Podcast about the Legacy Card Game
Haven't read the book?
The Family Legacy Card Game is based on the book, Perpetual Wealth, written by Kim D. H. Butler.
About a year ago, we published my 8th book called Perpetual Wealth by Kim Butler & Kate Phillips
Entrepreneur and author of NYT best-seller, Killing Sacred Cows,
and What Would the Rockefellers Do?
Learn together with your loved ones
CPA, founder of Wealthability and best-selling author of Tax-Free Wealth.
Family Legacy Card Game
Learn with the whole family
These Principles cards are extra cards not used in the playing of the game and are intended to be useful reminders of the guiding principles and there are three of them so that they can be given away or shared.
Children age 6 and up should be able to play since they are able to read and spell out Family Legacy.
Chapter 14 in book Perpetual Wealth and the concepts in that chapter about the components of the 7 phases of life
We recommend playing with two decks of Family Legacy
The rules say they are to be layed out in the order that was dealt, left to right, face up.
Yes, but it will be much more meaningful and enjoyable if you have.
Disclosure: Our content is meant for educational purposes only. While it’s our goal to help you learn about building a life of prosperity, we do not intend to provide financial advice. Please consult your financial, tax or legal advisor before making any investment or financial decisions.