It is today one year ago since I started developing the World Dumbination game. I had the idea for the theme and story of the game when I was trying to go to bed early to get some sleep. I had to wake up 4 in the night to traveling all the way to Ecuador, where I was going to compete in the Paragliding World Cup. Instead of sleeping I started thinking of world politics and leaders that acted like small children. This was when Donald and Kim argued of which one that had the biggest nuclear button, and many more things was happening. I thought someone should make a fun board game about this situation. I quickly understood that this should be me when the title World Dumbination suddenly appeared in my head. I also got the idea to how these leaders could be the only leaders left on earth, making up a story where aliens travel to earth to “rescue” the smart people from the unavoidable future of our planet…
President Donald Trump
– United States of America.
Trump is the character that inspired most of the cards in the game. He has got a giant ego, but is not very popular. Trump’s main goal is to build an amazing wall on the Mexican border. This takes quite some time and money, and of course Mexico wouldn’t pay for it!
President Nicolas Maduro
Maduro sits on the world’s largest oil resources, but with him as a leader his nation is close to bankruptcy. A leader who suggest that his people should breed rabbits so they don’t starve just have to take part in this game! Maduro’s main goal in is merely to remain in power.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – Turkey.
When Erdoğan tore the theory of evolution from school books in Turkey, he easily qualified to be one of the characters in this game. His main goal is to become a successful dictator!
President Vladimir Putin
Putin sits on his rocking horse, not completely happy with the circumstances. His main goal is to reclaim some areas and be back in the U.S.S.R!
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un – North Korea.
Kim has a good control of his nation. He is very popular and has a huge ego. Not the guy you would thrust the most. Of course, his main goal for the country is to become a fearsome Nuclear Power. You wouldn’t lose popularity being the first to fire nuclear bombs when playing as the leader of North Korea.
World Dumbination is about spoiled children playing in a sandpit. Rather the children are actually presidents, and it’s a very large sandpit… As children do, they argue about who is the strongest. Who has the tallest sandcastle. Who has the biggest red button, or the smallest hands. You can choose to play as the leader of the USA, Venezuela, Turkey, Russia – or, of course, North Korea!
Even if there are a lot of military leaders remaining, you need to build your military forces from scratch. Reaching your ultimate goals makes you able to draw stronger cards. The goals are different for each nation. USA is of course building a wall. The leader of Turkey wants to become a dictator. If you play Russia you want to be back in the U.S.S.R. The leader of Venezuela needs to get more popular so he stays in power, and North Korea main goal is to become a feared nuclear superpower!
World Dumbination is a funny political war game, for 2-5 players, coming to Kickstarter early next year. The game is inspired by world leaders acting like children arguing in a sandpit. It is just a bit more scary when they arguing about who has the biggest and best working nuclear button! Soon you also can act like these world leaders when playing a game of World Dumbination!
Our planet has for decades been monitored by alien species. Worried by the latest events, their enormous spaceships head for earth to save us from things to come. As they’ve already made a copy of our planet, they have come to pick up the intelligent people to inhabit this new world, leaving the “less gifted” behind. Most of the world leaders get on board, but some didn’t make the cut – for more or less obvious reasons.
In World Dumbination you play as these five leaders in a quest for world domination!