Photo by    Sergi Viladesau    on    Unsplash

Photo by Sergi Viladesau on Unsplash

DECKTATORS is a board game that puts players in the shoes of a dictator, so they get to really grasp the tools and tactics of oppression.

The idea stems from our latest Labs edition that focused on the threats to democracy and civil rights in Europe, and the shrinking space for civil society in the region.

The winning team, Weronika Jurkiewicz and Michal Szota, both from Poland, proposed the creation of a board game where the goal is to “put yourself in the shoes of a dictator and suppress, take over, and shut down” as many civil society organizations as possible.

The game is being produced by Fine Acts in collaboration with the authors.

DECKTATORS launches in Autumn 2019.