World Dumbination is a fun strategy board game for 2 to 5 players. In the game you play as the 5 world leaders left after aliens have “rescued” the most intelligent people from our planet, to inhabit a new a better world they have floating around in a galaxy far far away.
The first inspiration for the game was world leaders’ acting like children arguing in a sandpit, and that is the idea for the front cover.
Our planet has for decades been monitored by alien species. Worried by the latest events, they’re sending their enormous spaceships to earth to save us from our self-inflicted fate. As they’ve already made a copy of our planet, they collect the smartest 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!
The Peace track was in good use the latest game here at Muzak Games. North Korea and Turkey went all in to be peaceful nations, disarming 4 Nuclear bombs and ending the game with World peace! That and good luck with the Dumbness cards made North Korea win the game just before Turkey. North Korea started with the “Be most peaceful” First goal, and followed up with winning the Nobel Peace Prize, so it was probably well deserved 😉 Russia also wanted to disarm a bomb in the end, but since that card had higher number than the other Nuclear bomb cards, the game ended before Russia got anything done!
The work with the Kickstarter are going forward, but time to do a bit of marketing are also needed, so we are not able to set a launch date yet. More information will come shortly.
World Dumbination is an asymmetric war game with a twist. Each player has different starting points, as you can choose to play the leader of the USA, Venezuela, Turkey, Russia – or, of course, North Korea! 🙂
The game board is a map of the world where players build military bases and move units. Cards are used for a whole range of actions, for yourself and your opponents. So in short the game is all about combining the best card actions with clever movement on the board!
There is many leaders that could be in this game, but these are the lucky ones!
President Donald Trump
– United States of America.
Trump is the character that inspired most of the political cards in the game. He has got a giant ego, but is not too popular. Trump’s first goal is either to build an amazing wall on the Mexican border, or win the next election, maybe with some help from his friends!
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 first goal in is merely to remain in power, or make his crypto oil currency work.
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 first goal is to become a successful dictator, or “join” the European Union!
President Vladimir Putin
Putin sits on his rocking horse, not completely happy with the circumstances. His first goal is to be back in the U.S.S.R, or have the best national hacker group!
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un – North Korea.
The leader of North Korea has quite the split personality. His first goal is either to make North Korea a fearsome Nuclear Power, or to be the most peaceful leader!
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 competing 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 Trump and Kim Un-Jong 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 game 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…