Game designer follows popular trend to tap into American’s growing obsession with the coming civil war.
Forget Risk. A new board game simulates the first year of a hypothesized first year of a near-future civil war across the lower forty-eight United States. Players can command either the red (Right Wing) or blue (Left Wing) forces in multiple campaigns. The game also allows the possibility of pop-up separatist forces in different regions and representing different ideologies, from the Republic of Texas and the Islamic State in America to New Jerusalem, Aztlan, La Raza, Aryan Nation, LGBTQ Rainbow Coalition, New Afrika, and Ecotopia, along with several others.
Predicting the imminent collapse of the United States is a journalistic and academic commonplace as old as the republic itself. In fact, the first op-ed pieces on that theme began appearing in newspapers–both within the country itself and elsewhere around the…
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