Using the basic rules, the players start with $1,000,000 and 12 certificates representing financial instruments worth either 900,000, 1,000,000, or 1,100,000 and denominated in either dollars, pounds sterling, deutschemarks, yen, or swiss francs. They proceed around the board, encountering spaces that cause yields to change; prices to change; players to draw Risk or Option cards or roll on the Fate table; players to buy, sell, or swap investments; etc. The first player to reach the "Gold!" space gets an extra $1,000,000 and the game ends immediately; the wealthiest player at that point is the winner.
The advanced rules add fluctuating certificate values and bank auctions of certificates. Playing time is a guess.
The photo on the game cover is of an actual pile of a million pounds sterling worth of gold bullion.