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About the game
Can you outwit your opponents, advance your agenda, and take control of the President’s Twitter feed? #POTUS is our working title for HGN's new game that simulates the first year of the Trump presidency.
Make America Game Again
In #POTUS, 2-4 players each lead a faction inside the White House, trying to stay in power long enough to pass the bills they think will help the country.
The obstacles: your fellow Republicans (who have their own plans), Trump’s social media habit -- and the ticking clock of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion.
Bannon, Jarvanka and More
Your faction’s unique deck of cards represents power brokers inside the U.S. government – the actual participants like Steve Bannon, Reince Preibus, John Kelly, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. These cards will help you win Presidential tweets, vote on bills before Congress, and capture powerful "Ace" cards representing individuals like Bob Mueller, John McCain, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump himself.
The First in a Series
#POTUS will appeal to fans of card-driven strategy games like Twilight Struggle or Churchill, or political junkies who love satirical games like Junta or Kremlin. It’s also the first title in HGN’s “Fighting Factions” series. Future planned titles include The Death of Stalin, a game of 1953 Soviet Politburo politics, and Team of Rivals, a game of Lincoln’s cabinet during the Civil War.
What's in the box?
A whole lot of bluffing and backstabbing – each game of #POTUS is 2-3 hours of fun. You also get:
- 165 cards for factions, tweets, hidden agendas, and random events
- Counters and wooden pieces to mark stuff
- A central board and four player mats
- Rules and play notes
(Obviously, we’ll have more detail on this game -- and its final name -- before we launch on Kickstarter...ah, the joys of game design.)
Want to see #potus in play?
Our friend Tim at Hair Brained Games got a prototype copy and made this video.