*So, you like to mess with folks and play games, huh? Wait! Nope, we’re not talking about playing games with people’s minds and stuff like that. What we have in mind is a new card game
Kenyatta Forbes, a Chicago-based tech coordinator, has come up with “Trading Races,” a card game that challenges players to challenge the blackness of the people pictured on the cards.
“To start the game, each player draws five cards,” Forbes says on Kickstarter. “One randomly chosen player begins and plays a card. Everyone else selects a card from their hand that reflects a higher level of blackness and places their card down.”
Oh, OK. We see where this is going. It’s another spin on the old “blacker than thou” theory. Or put another way, the game creates intriguing dialogue about what makes one person more “black” than the other.
“Trading Races” is priced at $25 and includes folks like Harriet Tubman, Huey P. Newton , Lil Kim and yes, Rachel Dolezal.
“People from all races, cultures, and gender have much to offer this conversation,” Forbes says. “Let’s talk about the constructs in a humorous and fun way and redefine them.”
To start the game, each player draws 5 cards. One randomly chosen player begins and plays a card. Everyone else selects a card from their hand that reflects a higher level of blackness and places their card down.
Each player then defends their card selection in relationship to the other players card. As a group, players must come to a consensus on which card is blacker.
Whoever played the winning card keeps the hand and wins the book. The winning player starts the next hand and everyone draws back up to 5 cards.
Got a wild card? Well lucky you. This card holds great power. Use this card in a clutch. When this card is thrown, the player can choose ANY person they’d like to represent the card. Good luck!
Switch it up
Play in teams! Divide players up in teams of two or more. Same rules apply.
The rules are very simple. The discussions won’t be.
You can get the rest of the rules and much MORE info on “Trading Races” at Kickstarter.