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Tatorship is a card game, where you assume the role of Tators who back stab, bluff and erode democracy. Learn about Democratic Erosion and its toolbox, to vaccinate yourself and those around you, against dics!

 

Tators Reacts to Events to gain Political influence, and can either pass Laws or Campaign to become the Executive! The game ends after the first player gets 5 Tatorpoints, gained from removing Supreme Judges and eventually Basic Rights.

 

Not only funny! All cards are sourced based on current research and investigative journalism, all in collaboration with universities and human rights organizations!

The concept Rewrite history, to censor political opposition, is not partisan politics, but something that erodes democracy. It might be most well known by the book burnings during the Nazi Regime, but there are plenty of historic examples you can read about more under Historical Negationism or History Falsification.

Today, books aren't burned, but the concept is still active in for example Hungary, Russia, China and even USA

Educational!

 

React to Events!

Event cards may gain you Political Influence or penalties from opposition actors! Reactions are your ability to spin, double down, divert or just accept the event you are facing!

This Event is worth +1 political influence and the Reaction just results the player picking up that card to their hand.

How does it play?

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Heroes

Robert Blair

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Instructor and coordinator of the cross-university collaboration Democratic-Erosion.com, a Civic Viral Practical Education.

"The game is a fabulous idea" listen to our discussion:

  • Interview with Rob
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  • Chris the Maker
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Organizations we love

These organizations that are either helping sourcing Tatorship, or are working to combat Democratic Erosion either through action or information! You are more than a person, you are a movement!

ÖSTGRUPPEN

Östgruppen (Swedish Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights) is working to strengthen democracy and to cast light on human rights abuses in Eastern Europe.

FREEDOM HOUSE

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.

WORLD MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network who are committed to advancing democracy.

 

FAQ!

What is Democracy?

ELI5: When a lot of people make decisions together.

Along with famous academics, I prefer Robert Dahls definition democracy, known as polyarchy (the rule of many) and consists of clean elections, freedom of association, universal suffrage, an elected executive, as well as freedom of expression and alternative sources of information.

What is Dictatorship / Autocracy?

ELI5: When there is one person making all decisions.

If we want to be detailed, totalitarianism and fascism are forms of authoritarianism, which is governance by an authority without the option of questioning whatever the authority orders. The distinctions between the three are mostly a matter of political theory. Dictator is an elected authority while Tyrant is one who came to power by force.