McKinsey Imbellus Guide and Videos
McKinsey Imbellus Guide and Videos

Imbellus Combo: Guide + Videos

Imbellus Combo: Guide + Videos Imbellus Combo: Guide + Videos
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  • Watch how to crack the ecosystem game in 25 minutes
  • Learn from 8 videos all the tips and tricks of the 1st scenario
  • Receive for free the McKinsey Imbellus Game Secrets guide
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How to get your FREE bonus (worth $29)

Download the guide, go to page 68 and click on the link – you will receive the Consulting Industry Cheat Sheet within 12 hours.


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Note: the Combo currently includes 8 videos for the Ecosystem Game onlyWe will expand it soon with additional videos for the other games. When we do this, the price will go up to $99. If you purchase the Combo now, you will access for free also the future videos without any additional investment.


What if you could play the Imbellus…before you take the test?


  • Have you read all the possible material on the Imbellus, but you are still unsure on what to expect?
  • Did you understand what the game is about but, damn, if you could only SEE how the game works?
  • Would you like to test yourself in advance with a real video simulation?


Are you looking for a guide that:

  • Allows you to see a real video example of the Ecosystem Management, so that you can play the game in advance?
  • Explains step-by-step how to crack all the Game Scenarios (and not just the popular ones)?
  • Answers all your questions and breaks down all the myths and misconceptions on the Test?


After coaching hundreds of McKinsey candidates, Francesco developed for you the 1st full simulation of the Ecosystem Management Game, with the exact steps to crack it.


You can see today what other candidates who did not prepare or bought cheap guides will be able to realize only the day of the interview.


Unlike other guides, this combo will give you both a written guide to study and 58 min video series with step-by-step simulation on how to complete the Ecosystem Management Game in less than 25 minutes (70% of the required time).


This Combo Guide+Video works for every single office having the test. Whether you haven’t read anything on the Imbellus or already purchased multiple guides, you are sure to find value in the Imbellus Combo.


This 111-page guide + Video Combo will:

  • Show you the perfect strategy for each of the 4 Game Scenarios
  • Explain every single part of the Game with ad-hoc pictures
  • Detail the exact steps to improve in the 5 Skills tested in the game
  • Provide you insider information from previous applicants who succeeded in the game
  • Reveal the must-know answers to the most common questions on the Imbellus
  • NEW: Offer you a ready-to-use Excel template to maximize results in Scenario 1 with a detailed tutorial
  • NEW: Give you a proven template to build the food chain in Scenario 1
  • NEW: Provide you with real examples of food chains working and not working in Scenario 1
  • NEW: Present the rules of the game of Scenario 1


Plus, the exclusive Video Series will:

  • Offer you a real video simulation of the Ecosystem Management game
  • Explain you the exact steps to start to build the chain during the untimed tutorial that 99% of the candidates miss
  • Show you how to crack the Ecosystem Management in 70% of the time required
  • Help you to replicate at home the Ecosystem Management scenario before the actual game
  • Provide 58 minutes of content with 8 videos
  • Provide access to all future video content for free even when the price will go up


This Combo will cover every single part of the Game, so you can be 100% confident the day of the assessment, without worrying “I should have prepared better for this”.


You won’t have to spend countless hours reading information online or guides that may be outdated and refer to the Game previous versions – you will find everything you need here.


You will also get all the future versions of the Guide – for free! If you buy the guide now, you will have access to its future updates. If the game changes in the next few weeks, you will be covered.


We may change this in the future, so we recommend you buy it now to benefit from the special access!


BUY NOW the Imbellus Combo and start your journey to your McKinsey offer!


VIDEO 1: Welcome [2m14s]

VIDEO 2: The Structure of the Imbellus [4m29s]

VIDEO 3: Starting the Tutorial [9m16s]

VIDEO 4: The Rules of the Game [11m30s]

VIDEO 5: Starting the Food Chain [6m54s]

VIDEO 6: Finding the Animals [8m0s]

VIDEO 7: Completing the Chain [13m45s]

VIDEO 8: Conclusion [2m1s]



Page 2-4
  • A New Way to Assess Candidates

Overview of the Imbellus Test

Page 5-10
  • What is the Imbellus Test
  • The Last Version of the Game – the Real Scenarios Tested
  • The Skills Tested – Overview

The Origin of the Test

Page 11-14
  • How the Test Was Born
  • Why McKinsey Moved Away From the PST
  • The Evolutions of the Game

The Game Scenarios

Page 15-26
  • The Game Today – The Current Structure
  • Scenario 1: Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 2: Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 3: Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 4: Detailed Overview

The Skills Tested

Page 27-30
  • The Skills Tested – Definition
  • The Skills Tested – Example of Questions Asked
  • The Top Skill to Master

Hacking the Scenarios

Page 31-45
  • Scenario 1: How to Win the Game
  • Scenario 2: How to Win the Game
  • Scenario 3: How to Win the Game
  • Scenario 4: How to Win the Game

Mastering the Skills

Page 46-60
  • Mastering the Skills – What You Should Practice
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 1
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 2
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 3
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 4
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 5
  • Mastering Individual Skills

Learning Tests Best Practices

Page 61-63
  • Test Best Practices – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

FAQs, Final Tips and Conclusions

Page 64-73
  • Your Path to Master the Game
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Hacking the Game – Final Tips from Previous Candidates
  • BONUS: The Consulting Industry Cheat Sheet

Appendix 1: Excel Model Tutorial for Scenario 1

Page 74-90
  • Step-by-Step Approach to Identify the Optimal Location and Relevant Species in Scenario 1

Appendix 2: Food Chain Template for Scenario 1

Page 91-93
  • Proven Food Chain Pyramid to Identify the Ideal Species in Scenario 1

Appendix 3: Rules of the Game Scenario 1

Page 94-101
  • List of Rules for Ecosystem Management in Scenario 1

Appendix 4: Food Chain Examples for Scenario 1

Page 102-109
  • Examples of Food Chains Working and Not Working for Scenario 1

About the Author

Content Creator
#1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.500+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching

Francesco is an interview coach, former BCG consultant and tech entrepreneur. He is the #1 coach on for meetings done, where he completed more than 3.000 expert sessions.

As a coach for consulting interviews, Francesco helped hundreds of candidates to land offers from McKinsey, BCG and Bain. Since 2016, he organizes consulting bootcamps in some of the leading universities in Europe.

As a consultant, Francesco joined BCG in the Milan office, where he worked on projects in the energy, industrial goods and consumer goods sectors. After BCG, he worked in venture capital in Germany as an angel fund associate.

As an entrepreneur, Francesco founded two companies in Europe and Asia in the entertainment and EdTech sectors. He is currently leading a Singapore-based company and supporting startups as a strategic advisor.

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June 23, 2021 by Anonymous

This is the BEST guide for the Imbellus game:
1. The most accurate and up to date information;
2. Great insights and tips to prepare for the test.
Video materials are very helpful and, it seems like videos have more information than a guide, or maybe you need to read the guide VERY carefully. Anyway, I read the guide 2-3 times, then watched videos.
I have followed all recommendations to prepare for the test and I made it to the first round of interviews.
Thank you , Francesco!

1 user found this review helpful.
March 17, 2021 by Vedran

The guide does a great job at portraying all the relevant game scenarios that you might encounter in addition to suggesting a number of strategies you may implement in order to successfully complete the aforementioned scenarios. Also, there a lot of different examples of ecosystem trees that enable you to visualize your problem solving approach. The true gem of this guide lies in the detailed video guide which is essentially a comprehensive simulation of the ecosystem scenario. It essentially translates the theoretical components shown in the guide into real-time practical solving examples that in turn help you effectively prepare for the actual assessment day. After completing the videos, I felt much more comfortable in terms of starting my assessment as I had already known what to expect and how I should approach any problem I could encounter along with the simulated time needed to make my approach work. There are also a lot of hidden tips and tricks in terms of how to organize your notes and data throughout the actual assessment. As timed assessments are something that has always been challenging for me, this has certainly helped me be much more relaxed on the assessment day. The videos truly moved the needle in terms of preparation for Imbellus and it is therefore the best investment you could make as you only get one shot at Imbellus.

1 user found this review helpful.
July 23, 2021 by Anonymous

Francesco's combo consists of a thorough and incredibly detailed guide that leaves no question unanswered and very helpful videos that translate the most important tips into actions. In combination, they increase the speed of solving the assessment by directing you to the most important pieces of information in the game.

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July 21, 2021 by Narada

This is my first time buying an online course for consulting preparation. I think that the Imbellus guide is the fastest way in preparing for the problem-solving game. It is very detailed but concise and structured! If anyone has no time to prepare, I would recommend you to buy it.

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July 21, 2021 by kella

I hope you can make videos regarding the invader and plant! Other than that, nice resources

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replied on July 21, 2021
Hi Kella, thanks for your review! Yes, the plant defense videos are coming soon, please feel free to PM me in the meantime if you need any help with that game. Best, Francesco