McKinsey Solve Game Guide

Master McKinsey’s Solve Game

Beat the competition and ace your McKinsey application with our comprehensive guide and proven strategies.

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The first and most comprehensive preparation guide for the McKinsey Solve Game since November 2019.

STEP-BY-STEP STRATEGIES

Conquer all six games with our in-depth guidance.

Maximize your score by following our detailed strategies and walkthroughs from successful test-takers and game designers.

END-TO-END PREPARATION

Leverage all our resources for success: Guidebook, video course, Excel solver for the Ecosystem game, Red Rock practice.

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DP
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5/5

Offers a clear and detailed analysis of the PSG. It presents a good overview of each game but also pushes you to actively think about each game's hurdles. Working with the Excel solver has helped me a great deal.

4 weeks ago
Alexander
Reviewer
5/5

It gave me confidence because it lays out a plan. It is still a challenge but I don't think its possible to pass if you don't know how to tackle the stages in the short time you got without a Excel model to organize your thoughts and do the computations and checks for you. Both parts of my game were as expected. Thanks for the help.

1 month ago
Jörn
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5/5

I was about to apply for a MCKinsey internship when I found this course. I think it is very well made and provides a full coverage of the assessment. The Excel solver tool was easy to work with and does the trick. I would buy it again.

1 month ago
Silvi
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5/5

The package helped me pass the games. The strategy from the guidebook and videos for the eco-system game is very simple and the Excel solver is a great support for organizing your food chain and checking if it works out. The practice tests on the Red Rock sections are like the real questions. It is all about different kinds of growth rates. I thought it to be much harder.

2 months ago
Cristina
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5/5

The guidebook and videos are insightful and a good reflection of the games. They leave nothing out and overall meet my expectations.

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Guidebook

146 pages on everything you need to know about the Solve Game

Video Course

Detailed video instructions on each current game with step-by-step strategies

Excel Solver

Excel tool to facilitate your ecosystem creation and location selection

6 Red Rock Practice Tests

Full-length tests for the Study and the Case section of the Red Rock Simulation Game

McKinsey Interview Primer

Everything you need to know about the McKinsey case and PEI interviews

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SAVE TIME AND PREPARE WHAT MATTERS MOST

Enhance your preparation with expertly crafted content from real game designers and cognitive assessment experts. Our materials are designed to enhance your performance and the skills tested by Imbellus. Practice the Red Rock Quantitative Mini Case with our proprietary sample tests.

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Gain valuable insights into the assessment criteria and skills necessary for success beyond what McKinsey and Imbellus provide, with tailored preparation plans and materials designed to uplift every candidate.

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We cover everything you need to know to score high!

Unveil your gaming prowess with our all-inclusive Solve Game Guide, a strategic key to mastering the McKinsey Solve Game.

With an in-depth analysis of each game and its complexities distilled into easy-to-follow strategies, the guide elevates your understanding and gameplay performance.

It doesn’t just offer game insights, but also hones your skills, furnishes practical preparation advice, and arms you with proven test-taking strategies. 

The Solve Game Guide equips you to not just play, but dominate the game. Transform your gaming challenge into opportunities and seize your winning edge in the McKinsey application process today.

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About the authors

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Dr. Florian Smeritschnig

With a 5-year tenure as a Senior Consultant at McKinsey, Dr. Florian Smeritschnig is a seasoned consulting interviewer and problem-solving coach. He has led over 1,600 coaching sessions and has a spotless 100% recommendation rate over the last three years. As the founder of StrategyCase.com, Florian aimed to break barriers and make McKinsey more accessible for top talents. Pioneering the field, he was the first to shed light on the Solve Game by providing the initial preparation advice. Besides StrategyCase.com, Florian also works as a freelance consultant and early-stage venture capital investor.

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Game design gurus

We owe a large part of our success to our behind-the-scenes network of game designers, specializing in cognitive assessments and tower defense games. These unnamed heroes have shared their two-decade-long industry expertise to curate this resourceful guide. Their invaluable contributions have equipped our candidates with the necessary practice tools to ace the McKinsey Imbellus test, contributing to the success of our product.

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500 test takers

Since our guide’s initial launch in November 2019 – just as the McKinsey London office introduced the McKinsey Imbellus test – we have been dedicated to harnessing the power of feedback. Gathering invaluable insights from roughly 10% of our customers, we’ve constantly updated our guide with the most recent game variants and triumphant strategies. Through every rebranding and new game introduction, we have adapted seamlessly, ensuring our users stay ahead in the assessment game.

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