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20 Jun 2016

Launching on Kickstarter today: Trump Trumps!

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You may well wonder where's our Tax Avoidance Game? Where's our Brexit Game? Where's our Refugee Game? Well, in truth, we got a little distracted. First with children's books, then with strange game festivals in Paris and most recently with trying to design a single-player game with no components. All true.

But then out of nowhere: Trump Trumps!. This is actually a silly thing we had knocking around for a while, predictably filed in the "that's nice, dear" bin. But then one playtest, we added Donald Trump masks and... wow, think David Lynch directing Monty Python. Then at least double the amount of horror you're imagining. Suddenly we had to try and get it made.

Like 'Cards Against Humanity', but rather than giving players permission to be hideously bigoted, we just give players permission to be Donald Trump

As you can imagine, Trump Trumps! doesn't vary much from the traditional 'Top Trump' model. Each card has a Donald Trump quote, rated on things like "Racism", "Plain Lies", "Misogyny" etc. And that's a good thing, because there's plenty of mileage to be got from wearing a freakish Donald Trump mask and trading hateful, bigoted, whacked-out, border-line fascist quotations. Strangely, taking a cartoon character politician and making them even more cartoonish has the result of making his words even more disturbing.

The twist in Trump Trumps! is that when there's a tie, the players involved in the tie resolve it by taking it in turns to offer supporting statements and arguments in favour of the quotation on their card. The first to hesitate, crack, laugh or otherwise deliver anything less than Trump-level convinction loses the tie. And it's at this point where you realise just how disgustingly objectionable this soon-to-be-the-most-powerful-man-in-the-world can be. Good luck out-trumping Trump; few have the stomach for it.

Please help us spread the word and let's get this hideous product out there in the hope that people will recognise and wake up to the horror that is waiting for them just around the next political corner.

It's live now! Back Trump Trumps! for as little as £10


Posted by TerrorBull Games on 20 June 2016 - 1 comment

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  1. Hello I worked for a french boardgame publisher (https://www.morning.us/), I stumbled on your website and I really enjoy your take on Boardgame and the fact that it can convey political messages rather than just fun and "poetry". I don't think our needs and desires could match-up, but you'll never know... We are quite found of disruptive thematics and visual universe, the "Kill the Unicorns" game speaks for itself. But we are mainly working on the form rather than the content, that's maybe the reason our vison could complete each other at some point. Here's the kind of games (in terms of gameplay), we are looking for in a few words : * Simple and easy to learn, no need to go over the rulebook again for each play. * Game lenght around 15 to 45 minutes top. * A little bit of strategy, but enough chaos to prevent the players from analysis paralysis. * A lot of direct interaction between the players, even some mean ones... * "We'd rather have a group of players yelling at each other than not talking to each others * An immersive game, where you are able to tell your own story after one playthrough. * A way to work on a strong visual universe around the game. If you are attending Essen, maybe we can meet. Speak soon.Simon from France - 27 September 2018

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