You are a corrupt politician, and you just got paid...
Mintz Group, a global investigative firm, created Kleptocrat in the public interest.
We studied 35 famous cases of grand kleptocracy and made a game out of the patterns we saw.
By letting you play as the corrupt politician, we aim to help you recognize and bust corruption and money laundering.

The Game

Kleptocrat is a unique game of strategy and tactics, based on patterns of money laundering and offshore structuring that have been used by corrupt public officials... that is, until they got caught.

This game, created by The Mintz Group, a global investigative firm that specializes in tracing assets, offers you insight into the strategies of the corrupt, as well as those who are trying to bring them to justice.

To win, you need to understand the risk factors at play as you:

  • Move your money
  • Cover your tracks
  • Choose associates to trust
  • Live large

Developed in conjunction with BumbleBear Games

Further Reading

Here are some books that shed light on how kleptocracy works. Many of the fact patterns and scenarios you encounter in the game are based on the stories in these and other sources.

The Puppet Masters: How the Corrupt Use Legal Structures to Hide Stolen Assets and What to Do About It

The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money

The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management On the International Campaign against Grand Corruption

About the Mintz Group

  • Check people's backgrounds
  • Find their assets
  • Investigate companies' activities
  • Seek evidence about allegations
  • Locate people
  • Connect people and companies to others
  • Identify who is involved
  • Dig into wrongdoing

Why We Made This Game

  • To help law enforcement, journalists and NGOs trace and recover misappropriated public assets.
  • To alert citizens to be on the lookout for the asset-hiding patterns we found.
  • To create a training curriculum based on patterns of asset-hiding and asset-finding that hold true from one end of the world to the other.

We Specialize in Asset Tracing

The Mintz Group is a global investigative firm that helps clients before relationships, during disputes and after frauds.

We specialize in tracing assets around the world, and we have helped creditors enforce judgments in hundreds of cases over the past 30 years.

When individuals, companies or governments owe our clients money, we find the debtors' assets.

And early in business relationships, we help our clients test, rather than blindly rely on, other parties' representations about their financial condition.

Our asset-tracing cases are invariably multi-layered, frequently cross-border, and often in offshore jurisdictions.