Ah, politics. A game in itself. We never know who to trust or whether the players even have a clue about what’s going on. Throw in Hitler and the 1930s pre-WW2 Reichstag and suddenly we’ve got ourselves a party card game.
Grab a whiskey and take your seat, because it’s about to get German in here.
Secret Hitler is a Hidden Role Game that uses secrecy and trust, and Fascists and Liberals. Players compete to enact laws to win the game. And figure out who is secretly Hitler. Two teams are quietly separated into the two political parties; Liberals are unaware of who is on their team (who can they actually trust?) and the Fascists, of course, are aware and in cahoots to overthrow the Liberals at all times. Can the Liberals stop the nation from reaching the brink of war, or will the Fascists elect Hitler and create chaos around the world?
Each round, a President and Chancellor are chosen, unknowing if they are even in the same party, to pass either a Liberal or Fascist law. The objective to win the game is for the Liberal team to either pass 5 Liberal laws or assassinate Hitler, while the Fascists attempt to win by passing six Fascist laws or electing Hitler as Chancellor.
It’s not just about your title, it’s about what you do with it.
As most modern politicians will agree, only the communists and a rare few other leaders can set themselves in the line of one political doctrine. It’s tempting to make decisions in favor of our enemies if it’s a means to an end; Liberals are often influenced in the game to pass Fascist laws in hopes that it will aid them in their quest to assassinate Hitler.
The most intriguing part of the game? Hitler is unknown to anyone (except maybe the Fascists) in the game aside themself, so electing him as Chancellor could be an accidental mistake by the Liberal team as the Hitler player will actually be making every attempt to gain Liberal trust. On the bright side, this time around, if Hitler gets elected Chancellor, there isn’t a prohibition keeping us from drinking to forget.
It’s more than just a card game; it’s chaos.
Other features begin to come into play while the game progresses, creating chaos and testing the boundaries of trust among players. If played by dedicated gamers with a knack for strategy, Secret Hitler can become an intense interaction between parties trying to overthrow each other, play sides to earn trust and make us all feel a little sinful in our decisions.
Secret Hitler is a highly addictive game that encourages foul mouth and foul play, can potentially ruin relationships, and will result in round upon round of “all in good fun” that might end in the death of our least beloved political leader. And tastefully the worst inside jokes ever.
Haven’t had the chance to test the political waters in your group of friends or coworkers? Secret Hitler is a perfect opportunity to get the party rolling. Or it can be played befittingly during your office lunch break; get your boss who’s had a few Dictatorial tendencies of their own to play as well.
This sounds like a great game, right? Well, buy it today!