‘Secret Hitler’ is a new secret identity board game set in 1933 Germany. Players have to take up the role of either a liberal or fascist, using cooperation and deception to prevent or aid the rise of Hitler.
And it’s safe to say that the early actions of Donald Trump, such as calling the press the “enemies of the American people,” have led some experts to believe that the United States may now be in a similar position.
In an attempt to make that point clear to the Senate, ‘Cards Against Humanity’ co-creator Max Temkin, video game maker Mike Boxleiter, and author Tommy Maranges, have decided to send a copy of the game to every single U.S. senator.
👉 We sent a copy of Secret Hitler to every U.S. Senator: pic.twitter.com/38tMVfmP6a
— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) February 24, 2017
The three explain why playing their game might be worthwhile:
“Our game explores that relationship and highlights the difficulty of recognizing your own manipulation before it’s too late. Although our game takes place in 1933 Germany, we thought you and your staff might find our game relevant as you negotiate the power of balance with the Trump White House.”
“Thank you for all the hard work that you do. The legislative branch plays an essential role in a stable functioning democracy now more than ever.”
The politically-charged decision has obviously led to some mixed reactions from fans of the game.
@justin_mckinley all of our customers hate Donald Trump
— Max Temkin (@MaxTemkin) February 25, 2017
@MaxTemkin GOALS: Become US Senator to get free copy of Secret Hitler… oh and help pass laws to help Americans I guess…
— Shawn @Twitch (@Phenteo) February 24, 2017
@MaxTemkin I honestly think that finishing building your house has chilled you out in such a way that all your best ideas are now poppin out
— vegan mortensen (@TrinAndTonic) February 24, 2017
— Brad Reiter (@BradReiter) February 24, 2017