Twissblog sells out! See below for our extremely awesome election board game, just released on Kickstarter.

25 Jun

Friends! If there’s been one consistent theme to the many comments and pieces of feedback we here at twissblog have received over the last three years, it’s “Why don’t you guys sell out more? You know, stoop to crass commercial ventures?”

It’s a fair point. Aside from our relentless subliminal pro-tobacco messages and our frequent endorsement of Takata airbags, twissblog has been run primarily as a labor of love.

But no longer! The team here at twissblog has gotten together with our friends at Bipartisan Games to release what will almost certainly be the definitive board game of the 2016 presidential election, Race to the White House 2016! Early reviews from the board-game community (who knew there was such a thing?) have been extremely positive.

The important thing, of course, is that while the underlying game mechanics are satisfying, the action cards have the same kind of subversive, occasionally somewhat offensive political humor you’ve come to know and love from twissblog.

action cards

That’s right–you can actually play the race card! Or you can insult poor people, or start a war, or even cynically feign interest in sports teams from swing states.

So please come by Kickstarter and check out the project! Click here to visit the webpage, where you’ll find more information, as well as a video with production standards so high, you’ll wonder why you put up with the crummy HTML we normally churn out here at twissblog.

For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a website that allows you to place pre-orders for projects. The trick is that they have to raise a certain amount of funding–so if we raise $30,000 and you’ve made a pledge, you’ll be charged for it and you’ll get the game; if we don’t hit that, nothing happens. So you may well see your money again. And if you don’t, it’s because you’re getting a fabulous holiday-season present for a special, nominally nonpartisan someone in your life.

See you on Kickstarter!

Your friends at twissblog

2 Responses to “Twissblog sells out! See below for our extremely awesome election board game, just released on Kickstarter.”

  1. List of X June 26, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    Cool! But would supporting this campaign count as a political donation?


    • twissblog June 26, 2015 at 7:57 am #

      Only if we take your money and use it to make sure Donald Trump is the next President of the United States (which, of course, we intend to do).

      No, you’re free and clear, pledge away!


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