Game Maker: Our Trump 'Survival Kit' Sold Out Fast

Cards Against Humanity is having some fun
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2016 6:58 AM CDT
Cards Against Humanity's Trump Cards Sell Out Fast
Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Eugene, Ore.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The makers of the popular card game for "horrible people" say they've put together doomsday survival kits should Donald Trump be elected president—and they say the $25 pre-packed duffle bags sold out in less than a day, reports Time. In creating the "Donald Trump Bug-Out Bag," the folks behind Cards Against Humanity say they included not just Trump-related cards but post-apocalyptic necessities such as a compass, a space blanket, a hand-crank radio, a gas mask, and even a copy of Plato's Republic ("so that you can contemplate the ultimate folly of democracy"). Also: an application to become a permanent resident of Mexico, along with a laminated card with handy Spanish phrases including but not limited to: "I am a refugee." But anyone interested is apparently out of luck: The game creators announced all 10,000 bags have sold out.

"We were inspired to make this survival kit so that our families wouldn't immediately perish after Trump seizes control and the Republic crumbles," CAH co-creator Max Temkin tells the Daily Dot via email. So how could they sell all this stuff for $25? "Our original plan to keep the costs down was to have Mexico pay for the bags," Temkin tells CNBC. "Instead we made a tremendous deal wherein we lost money on each bag we sold." Some people on CAH's Facebook page were incredulous, perhaps sniffing a publicity stunt, but the company insists the kit is legit. "It really contains all of these things and is an incredible deal," came the official response. CAH says the kit includes a deck of 25 cards for the presumptive survivors to pass the time, with one reading, "Donald Trump's first act as president was to outlaw ___." Potential answer cards include "trying to wake up from this nightmare." (CAH has also made serious cash selling nothing.)

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