The co-creator of a popular card game has sent his new game that “models the rise of fascism in a democracy” to every U.S. senator.
Max Temkin, who helped create the game Cards Against Humanity, teamed up with video game maker Mike Boxleiter and author Tommy Maranges, to create the board game Secret Hitler, the Daily Dot reported.
A message attached to the game sent to senators read, “We thought you and your staff might [find] our game relevant as you negotiate the balance of power with the Trump White House.”
👉 We sent a copy of Secret Hitler to every U.S. Senator: pic.twitter.com/38tMVfmP6a
— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) February 24, 2017
The game was funded by more than $1.4 million raised on Kickstarter and is described as a game set in 1933 Germany that “models the rise of fascism in a democracy.”
The creators said the goal of sending the game is to force senators to serve as a check on President Donald Trump’s administration.
“The legislative branch plays an essential role in a stable, functioning democracy now more than ever,” the message on the game said.
The Daily Dot says the game “explores the idea of how cooperation, appeasement and the inability to recognize your own manipulation before it’s too late gave rise to Hitler in Nazi Germany.”