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Basket of Deplorables is an old-school board game with new twists. The players - Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Elizabeth Warren - navigate the Campaign Trail competing to take on Trump in the 2020 election. Along the way, they’ll become embroiled in scandals, seek endorsements, enter debates, consult pollsters, compete in primaries and caucuses, and most importantly, fill their Baskets with “Deplorables,” who are the more dubious members of the Trump Administration. 

Makes a great gift for your distressed liberal friends and family!

10% of any and all lifetime profits made on this game will go to organizations protecting the vulnerable and pushing back against the Trump agenda. 

FREE SHIPPING TO U.S. AND CANADA!

 

 

Player pieces in 2D
Player pieces in 2D

 

  • Your support will make Basket of Deplorables – The Board Game possible! 
  • Improve the game for everyone with every stretch goal unlocked. 
  • Your feedback during the campaign will help improve the final product. 
  • Vote on candidates for new player pieces and Deplorables for next year’s expansion kit.
  • Start playing right away with the Print and Play version - comes with every pledge of $5 or more.
  • Get free shipping!
  • 10% of all future profits on this game will go to organizations protecting those made most vulnerable by the rise of Trumpism. 
  • Strike a blow for the resistance while tickling your funny bone!

 

 

 

 

  

 

 Yes, this is a roll and move game, but with added features including:

  • Strategic choice points including whether to seek endorsements, consult pollsters, endorse the party nominee, or run Independent. 
  • Improvisational debates whenever players land on occupied spaces. 
  • Cards that test your political knowledge. 

 

 

                   

“Basket of Deplorables is an enjoyable and entertaining way to deal with the effects of our current government in a fun and light-hearted way. Whether you’re a seasoned politico or a novice, this game educates and titillates all.”Game Tester

“This game is hilarious! Really fun to play and I learned a lot. It was good to laugh about all the frustrating aspects of the election and the horrible results.”Another Game Tester

“This is the best game. It’s fantastic. An unbelievable game. Believe me, it’s gonna be yuuuge!”Trumpanzee

MEDIA

Here's a good article about the game on Vocativ
Here's another good article on Mashable

Here's a segment on the game on Canadian Television: 

INTERESTED RETAILERS AND DISTRIBUTORS PLEASE EMAIL: gamester@basketofdeplorables.games

 

               

 

   

Risks and challenges

As this is my first Kickstarter campaign, I want to assure you that I have done my homework to an OCD level. I have my manufacturing, freight, and fulfillment set up and all my files ready to go. I will also be working with a pledge manager.

While there are always risks, I WILL NOT allow anyone to lose their money. I have a decent paying day job and I promise to refund every backer out of my own pocket if anything goes wrong.

There is a possibility that unforeseen snafus along the way might delay the delivery date, although the listed date is comfortably within the timeframes provided by the manufacturer, freight company, and fulfillment centers. If at any point that date needs to be pushed back, I will notify every backer of that development and offer an immediate full refund to any backer that doesn’t want to give me the extra time. I even have a short-term loan arranged so that I don’t have to wait for the Kickstarter funds to clear before paying the manufacturer. The minute this campaign comes even close to funding, I will be paying for all molding and set up costs, so that full production can begin as soon as I know the size of my order.

Once again, thank you for putting your trust in me and I can’t wait to get this wonderful game to you!

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    Campaign Contributor

    Thanks for contributing to our campaign. We don't have a Super-Pac. We rely on your support and we answer to you!

    You will get to vote on who will be in the next set of player pieces and Deplorables for the Expansion Kit.

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    Swing Voter

    A ready to print pdf file of the entire game - Basket of Deplorables - The Board Game

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    • Print and Play version of the game (pre-stretch goal version)
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    Campaign Supporter

    One Basket of Deplorables game set. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included.

    Includes:
    • One Basket of Deplorables Board Game
    • Shipping to U. S. and Canada included.
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
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    Dedicated Supporter

    Includes the base game with all stretch goals, the Expansion Kit, and an extra set of player pieces and Deplorables. Expansion Kit includes 2 new player pieces (you get to vote on who they will be), 12 new Deplorables (you get to vote on who they will be), 50 new Campaign cards, 20 new Scandal cards, and 12 new Deplorable cards. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included.

    Includes:
    • One Basket of Deplorables Board Game
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • One Extra Set of Player Pieces and Deplorables.
    • One Expansion Kit. (Expansion Kit ships in 2018)
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
    • Free Print and Play version of the game (pre-stretch goals).
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    Sponsor

    Three Basket of Deplorables board games, three extra sets of player pieces, and your name on a Campaign Card in every game made. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included.

    Includes:
    • Three Basket of Deplorables board games
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • Your name on one of the Campaign Cards as its sponsor.
    • Shipping to U. S. and Canada included.
    • Three extra sets of player pieces and Deplorables
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
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    Bundler

    Three Basket of Deplorables board games, three Expansion Kits, three extra sets of player pieces, and your name on a Scandal Card in every game made. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included.

    Includes:
    • Three Basket of Deplorables board games
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • Three Expansion Kits (Expansion Kits will ship in 2018)
    • Your name on one of the Scandal Cards as its sponsor.
    • Three extra sets of player pieces and Deplorables
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
    • Free Print and Play version of the game (pre-stretch goals).
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    Benefactor

    Five Basket of Deplorables board games, five extra sets of player pieces and Deplorables, five Expansion Kits, your name on one of the Deplorable cards in every game made. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included. The game makes a great gift!

    Includes:
    • Five Basket of Deplorables board games
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • Five Expansion Kits (expansion kits will ship in 2018).
    • Five extra sets of player pieces and Deplorables
    • Your name on one of the Deplorable Cards as its sponsor.
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
    • Free Print and Play version of the game (pre-stretch goals).
    • Shipping to U. S. and Canada included.
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    Lifetime Benefactor

    Ten Basket of Deplorables board games, ten extra sets of player pieces and Deplorables, ten Expansion Kits, your name on one of the Deplorable cards in every game made. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included. The game makes a great gift!

    Includes:
    • Ten Basket of Deplorables board games.
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • Ten sets of extra player pieces and Deplorables.
    • Ten Expansion Kits (Expansion Kits will ship in 2018)
    • Your name on one of the Deplorable Cards as its sponsor.
    • First backer at this level gets their name on the Trump Card!
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
    • Free Print and Play version of the game (pre-stretch goals).
    • Shipping to U. S. and Canada included.
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    Chairman of the Board

    Ten Basket of Deplorables board games, ten extra sets of player pieces and Deplorables, ten Expansion Kits, your name listed as a sponsor on the game board in every game made. Shipping to U.S. and Canada included.

    Includes:
    • Ten Basket of Deplorables board games.
    • One Chair(wo)man gets their name on the game board as a sponsor.
    • All unlocked stretch goals.
    • Ten sets of extra player pieces and Deplorables.
    • Ten Expansion Kits (Expansion Kits will ship in 2018)
    • Your name on one of the Deplorable Cards as its sponsor.
    • Shipping to U. S. and Canada included.
    • Vote for new player pieces and Deplorables for Expansion Kit.
    • Free Print and Play version of the game (pre-stretch goals).
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Funding period

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