Super Dark: Discuss. Donate. Deceive. (Kickstarter First Printing)
Everyone knows money can buy political influence, but did you know that some groups can spend millions to shape our elections without revealing where their funds came from? This is a game about how elections can be shaped by money.
Players are secretly assigned to one of two teams — Citizen or Super PAC — and compete to elect candidates through strategic donations. Super PAC players know each other and can corrupt politicians with their donations, so it’s up to Citizens to figure out who the Super PAC players are and work around them to elect honest politicians and keep democracy healthy.
Every round, all players draw 2 money cards from the bank and publicly donate a money card to one of the candidates. All money donated by Super PAC players secretly counts as dark money. When a candidate receives enough money to be funded, players learn whether the candidate was "resisted" (a point for the Citizens) or "corrupted" (i.e. enough dark money was donated to corrupt the candidate - a point for the Super PACs).
Super PACs win if they corrupt half the candidates. Citizens win if they can stop the Super PACs!