HGN Games Launches Kickstarter For Its Second Board Game: #POTUS: Battle Inside the Trump White House

September 26, 2018

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 26, 2018--HGN Games today launched a Kickstarter campaign for its newest board game: #POTUS: Battle Inside the Trump White House. HGN Games teamed with game designer Thomas Prowell on the new 2-4 player card-driven strategy game, which satirizes White House political infighting.

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HGN Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its newest board game: #POTUS: Battle Inside the Trump White House. The new card-driven strategy game satirizes White House infighting, taking players into a fun battle for supremacy. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The political backdrop of 2017 was perfect fodder for a great board game. The showdowns, factional infighting and threats of criminal indictment within the Trump White House created the mechanics for a game where the player can enter the fray, fight for control and simply have fun,” Prowell said.

Make America Game Again

#POTUS is set during President Trump’s first year in office. Each player leads one of the four factions battling for supremacy inside the White House – the Establishment GOP, Nativist Nationalists, Globalist Plutocrats and the #Resistance. Each faction has their own unique deck of cards based on prominent players in Trump’s administration, such as Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and John Kelly. The game uses a “trick-taking” mechanic (similar to Hearts or Bridge) to help players win control of Trump’s Twitter feed, vote on congressional bills, make business deals and enlist powerful allies.

Players must stay in power long enough to pass the bills they believe will help the country while avoiding the obstacles posed by their fellow Republicans (with their own agendas), Trump’s social media habit and the ticking clock of Mueller’s Russia Investigation.

“Whether you love Trump or hate him, #POTUS is meant to show everyone a good time while they’re playing what we believe is the next great political game,” said Jeff Newell, President of HGN Games.

#POTUS is the first game to debut under HGN Game’s “Fighting Factions” series, four-player games based around the battles of power politics. The #POTUS game also will get an expansion: #POTUS Year 2: Trump Unleashed!

The #POTUS Kickstarter campaign is currently live at http://bit.ly/POTUSHGNGames and ends on October 26.

About the Designer

Thomas Prowell is a Charles S. Roberts award-nominated game designer based in Seattle. His previous design credits include the World War II games Axis Empires: Totaler Krieg and Axis Empires: Dai Senso (Decision Games, 2011) and the American Civil War game Three Battles of Manassas (The Gamers / MMP, 2004). His next design projects are The Death of Stalin (Fighting Factions Game #2 for HGN), the Axis Empires Expansion Kit (Decision Games, 2020), a strategic-level American Civil War game, and a card-driven soccer game.

About HGN Games

The HGN Games team consists of both longtime and brand-new gamers. Some of us have play-tested, designed, and developed for many game companies while others of us parlay our ‘real’ job experience into HGN Games. All of us enjoy playing fun games with our friends, co-workers, and families. More info on us at  www.hgngames.com.

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