The Contender

Think You Should Be President? Test Your Skills With These Cards

'The Contender' is like 'Cards Against Humanity' for politics.

The first GOP primary debate has come and gone. If you missed 10 Republican candidates throw down on August 6, catch up on the deets here and get ready for the next round on September 16. The Contender, a new card game that claims to be the "Apples to Apples" or "Cards Against Humanity" of politics, might be the perfect place to start.

"The Contender is a social card game inspired by the vim and vigor of a real presidential debate," the game's Kickstarter description reads. "To win, you must use facts, attacks and distracts to convince the Moderator that you are fit to lead the free world. ... [T]he 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."

But no worries if politics aren't your thing. Creators Justin Robert Young and John Teasdale explain in their promotional video that you don't need to know anything about elections in order to participate. The goal of the game is to win the debate, not to outsmart people with actual government knowledge.

Young and Teasdale, along with designers Meg Paradise and Faun Chapin, asked the crowdfunding site for $15,000 to turn The Contender into the real deal. To say they shattered their goal is an understatement. Over 1,000 backers have donated nearly $50,0000 so far.

You can snag your own personal Contender deck for $25 on Kickstarter.

H/T The Daily Dot