Secret Hitler courts controversy with Trump expansion
The team behind the anti-fascist deduction game Secret Hitler have released a US-only expansion pack that replaces the base game’s Nazis with members of the Trump administration, with the president taking the role usually held by Hitler himself.
The Trump Pack adds five new Secret Role cards to the game, featuring Donald Trump and prominent members of his administration. These include White House press secretary Sean Spicer and lead adviser Steve Bannon. The pack also features a special card for vice president Mike Pence, with the team saying it will come in handy “in case of impeachment or resignation.”
“What will do you do first?” asks the product page. “An unconstitutional Muslim ban? Withdraw from popular environmental treaties? Fire the FBI director? The only limit is your imagination!”
Even in its original form, Secret Hitler has always made its political message clear. The game sets a team of ‘liberals’ against a small band of ‘fascists’ who “will say whatever it takes to get elected, enact their agenda, and blame others for the fallout.”
The Trump Pack costs $5, with all profits going towards the American Civil Liberties Union, which has opposed much of the president’s more controversial policies. It is currently only available in the US, with the team claiming that “Trump is our problem.”