Senators Get ‘Secret Hitler’ Game

Co-creators say they want to force Senate to act as a check on Trump administration

The secret-identity card game Secret Hitler draws parallels between Nazi Germany and today’s political climate. (SecretHitler.com)
The secret-identity card game Secret Hitler draws parallels between Nazi Germany and today’s political climate. (SecretHitler.com)
Posted February 27, 2017 at 9:08am

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.”

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.”