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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Contender: The Game of Political Debate

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

The Contender is a social card game inspired by the vim and vigor of a real presidential debate. To win, you must use facts, attacks and distracts to convince the Moderator that you are fit to lead the free world. In the same genre as Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity, the deck brings you hundreds of one-liners based on real presidential quotes that you’ll combine to beat your opponents in the debate of the century.  No political knowledge or improv skills necessary. Players take turns debating an issue drawn from a deck of Topic cards by combining the phrases on the Argument cards to create the most convincing or entertaining argument.

The game was created by John Teasdale and Justin Robert Young and designed by Meg Paradise and Faun Chapin of Guts & Glory.  If you’re into card games, politics, or nonsensical banter, please help them make this game a reality. It is truly a bipartisan solution to an entertaining evening.   In designing visuals for The Contender, they drew inspiration from the vast visual language of mid-20th century political campaigns. With that final ring of the liberty bell, The Contender was born.  There are no risks in this campaign and very few challenges. The game has been completed and is ready to be sent to the printer. They are printing the game through a high quality manufacturer that they’ve worked with in the past and just need to know how many copies to produce.


As of August 7th, this project has raised around $40,000 of their $15,000 goal. This project only has 23 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $25, you will get one copy of The Contender.  For a pledge of $35, you will get one copy of The Contender plus non-family friendly bonus cards!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: