You are a presidential candidate on the debate stage.
Like a real politician, you don't need to know anything about the debate topic. Instead, combine your pre-written talking points to grandstand, attack your opponents, and rally the public into a patriotic fervor!
FAMILY FRIENDLY, MADE IN THE USA
Doesn’t pick a side or let players pick sides. Enjoyed by Red Team and Blue Team, even at the same time.
The Contender is used in schools across the country to teach the power of rhetoric in debate.
The 500 card base deck and the 2016 expansion is family friendly, but that's only because we took out all the the cards in this expansion. These are all the live mics, Nixon Tapes, and politicians forgetting to hang up on reporters.
All of the cards in this expansion are colored blue so you can easily remove them when grandma comes over.
SHOUT IT FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP!
“The Contender is a political debate card game that combines the fun of Cards Against Humanity with the realism of fibs, bluster, pandering, grandstanding, bombast, and every logical fallacy you can think of.”
“What happens when the heated debate of political rhetoric meets the family fun of games like Apples to Apples? Magic party fun!”
“Politics are all about antics, from blowhard rhetoric to orchestrated photo ops and theatrical debates. The Contender capitalizes on the latter.”
“Just as Cards Against Humanity revolutionized Apples to Apples, a new game is revolutionizing Cards Against Humanity by sprinkling in classic political tropes to build a world of hilarious debate possibilities.”
ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE OF POLITICS, DEBATE, OR IMPROV NECESSARY!
The Contender was conceived by two friends with a penchant for politics, a love of the absurd, and a passion for games.
Justin Robert Young
Justin Robert Young is a podcaster and writer. He is very loud and often embarrassing. Justin has loved politics since the year 2000 when he watched his high school science teacher in Florida count pieces of ripped paper to determine who would be the leader of the free world. Only in America!
The first game John made was Presidential-opoly. Players traversed this land of opportunity, buying states for their votes. Fortunately for John, Hasbro didn't sue 5th graders for their social studies projects. Fast forward to now, he has been able to come up with a few ideas on his own.
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