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Secret Hitler Board Game $34.99 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ ILOVETHISGAME via Amazon AU

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Sweet deal on this board game. While it's sold by 3rd party it's shipped via amazon so any issues are easy to resolve. Enjoy :)

About the game (from their site):
Secret Hitler is a social deduction game for 5-10 people about finding and stopping the Secret Hitler.

Players are secretly divided into two teams: the liberals, who have a majority, and the fascists, who are hidden to everyone but each other. If the liberals can learn to trust each other, they have enough votes to control the elections and save the day. But the fascists will say whatever it takes to get elected, advance their agenda, and win the game.

The standard edition is identical to the edition of Secret Hitler that shipped to Kickstarter backers in 2016, including foil inlays on the boards and wooden placards for the Chancellor and President.

Mod: There are some concerns this may be fake, see comments here and here. Purchase at your own risk.

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    • +1 vote

      Nice!! Thanks for sharing :)

    • +3 votes

      A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

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      so do you need to buy the game and mod it with your creation, or is your creation something we can make from scratch?

      • +2 votes

        Click the link and read it lady.

  • +6 votes

    Be careful buying at this price point! I purchased one on Amazon for this exact price and the policy cards were different shades, meaning you could tell what type of card was in someone's hand/put down, ruining the integrity of the game.

    I ended up getting a refund and purchasing a real version, definitely worth it.

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      Yup, that's the only reason I posted.. It's shipped by Amazon so you will be ok if you need help.

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        Ordered this deal -got it yesterday, same exact problem, everything looks good quality but the backs of the policy cards are very slightly different colours so useless. The box isn’t great quality either, though looks just like the photo so…

    • +4 votes

      Blond cards with blue eyes were the good cards? All the darker cards were no good?

  • +1 vote

    Absolutely brilliant game - so much fun!

  • +1 vote

    where does this game heil from

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      Trying to zoom in on the box text but I can nazi such a small font.

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    This game is prejudice towards facists.

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    Great game, though usually need some time with new players to get them used to it.

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    I got the 2017 version, rebranded as "Secret Trump"

    • -1 vote

      Very fine people

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        "and I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists - because they should be condemned totally." - Trump, same conversation

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      LOL

      i'm surprised he hasn't inspired more stuff

      i've actually been wondering - what are the rules about using someone's image and paying them? - because i see heaps of unflatering political bobbleheads that i can't imagine obtained permission

      • +1 vote

        Depends on the country etc. In the US parody is protected (even if completely offensive). In most countries you’d get away with it as long as it was clear they were not endorsing the product. I’m sure there’s lots of nuance for lawyers to argue over.

        In Australia you have to be pretty careful with anything defamatory.

  • +1 vote

    That word triggers survivors. Going through it, seeing what happened, losing every single relative cannot be understood by third generation survivors or anyone else.

    • +1 vote

      Interesting thought. My grandfather was in hiding for 4 years, as he was of the age that he would have been rounded up and forced to work for the Germans. I recall his hatred of Germans. I have some very close German friends, we joke all the time about the war… but i still understand my grandfathers view, only i realise that the Germans are a few generations on as well.

      On a side note, one day after Australia Day… should we change the date?

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      are there any left alive though?
      we are down to our last soldiers from that war

      • +1 vote

        Yes, my grandma lived through WWII and witnessed the atrocities first hand. She was a kid through it.

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          wow
          some people find it too difficult but if she can manage have you recorded her telling any stories or anything? important stuff to save for future generations

  • +1 vote

    The game might be great, but the title is terrible.

  • -3 votes

    These are fake… admins can you please delete/stop this post? We have reported to Amazon too. Feel free to contact me to discuss

    • +3 votes

      Based on what info? I purchased my copy for $35 in a similar nature (3rd party seller, shipped via Amazon) and it was legit.

      • +2 votes

        Seller has only 2 products, both regularly counterfeited. Both items the seller would be making a loss based on the wholesale price, and the distributor has been out of stock of Secret Hitler for nearly 2 months

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          The last time you made any comment on this site it about a board game deal you said the same thing (CAH). Seems like you only comment on things you think are fake.

          But you are right about access to stock. Had a quick look and most are on back order/pre-order. But having said that, you can still get it directly from the creator (https://secrethitler.com).

          While I can't prove it's legit, the odds are in your favour either way. If it's legit, great you got a bargain.. if not, it's easy to get a refund via amazon and most of the time amazon wont make you send it back (your mileage may vary here). So you are covered both ways and if it's a scammer they loose out.

          • +1 vote

            @vash5: YoJimbo is most likely the owner of a store selling boardgames they buy from the official importer (either that or they are the official importer themselves) and even if they are correct, they really ought to disclose their relevant interests just like any other corporate representative operating on OzBargain.

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              @greyspot: I think you are right and I agree totally about the disclosure aspect.

      • +1 vote

        I did the same in December, got it for $35. Checked the seller and it was JCFUNAU. Don't think it's counterfeit - though not 100% sure. Have used it quite a few times and no issues.

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          Its hit and miss, it might be an OK quality counterfeit copy, some are terrible. JCFUNAU I believe has been reported previously, and now looks like they have no products on their storefront . You might get lucky with a "good quality" fake, but the designers, distributors and legitimate retailers are all def. missing out.

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            @YoJimbo: What are the easy ways to identify a fake?

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              @The Hobo: I got mine from this deal, not sure if it's fake or just a bad printing, because the backs of the policy cards are very slightly different colours, so you can identify what the card is from the back, breaking the game. The rest of the components look good quality other than the box where the edges aren't glued really well.

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          I got mine in the same fashion and it's all good.

          https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/560648

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      I bought mine for $38 on Amazon, sold by smartpress.

      I was suspicious and expected it to be fake. But it's definitely 100% legit.

  • +2 votes

    Are they implying that anyone that is not a liberal, is a fascist?

    • +1 vote

      It's a game…

      • -1 vote

        Take a joke, co🅱️🅱️a

        • +2 votes

          Oh then whoosh

      • +2 votes

        I know right!! I'm just glad I didn't post any deal featuring Jordan Peterson product/service.. comments seems to loose it's sh*t every time.

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      All part of the left's rewriting of history to claim that the Nazis were somehow "far right". The fact that the Nazis were socialists is totally lost on them.

      • -1 vote

        There is no left or right. That would boil ideology to a single dimension.

      • +1 vote

        I'm sick of telling people that. Even the word Nazi is short for national socialist party.

      • +10 votes

        They just called themselves socialists. You look at how they acted they were fascists through and through. Just like the democratic republic of North Korea.

        • +4 votes

          They were nationalist, they were socialist, and they were fascists. One does not negate another. Bad people can wave any flag or political slant. Way too many people are falling into lazy thought traps pushed by others with their own ideological motives.The acts by far left and far right groups these days demonstrate this regularly.

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            @Xizor: Can I ask, what policies, or ideals, did the Nazis have that were socialist, or you would perosnally consider socialist?

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              @ONEMariachi: They called themselves Socialists to be an acceptable movement.
              Like many other socialists.

              • +2 votes

                @Karen07: So if Venezuela called themselves Free Market Capitalists, that's all it would require?

      • +2 votes

        Sometimes I wonder who'd be dumb enough to fall for fascists calling themselves national socialists and then bam, here you are

      • +2 votes

        Surely you are trolling? Nazis were socialists in the same way that North Korea is a Democratic Republic…. They used the name to build into the growing communist/socialist ideals that were forming at the time, but not a single one of their actions, or policies had anyhting to do with socialism. Dear lord education is falling to pieces.

        • +1 vote

          They also claimed to be Christian

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            @rygle: Oh no no, we don't argue against that one. Only the socialist one. I'll send you the updated talking points.

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      Are they implying that anyone that is not a liberal, is a fascist?

      I asked the same thing. Scroll up to see how hard I got negged

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    Now I feel like a good feed of Luffwaffles and Doenitz!

  • +2 votes

    Oh the jokes I want to press send on. But alas I <3 having an ozbargain account.

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    Heil everyone

  • +1 vote

    This is a great game but I don't know enough people :(

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    A fantastic game that I highly recommend not teaching to your Year 12's. It will ruin their ATAR.

  • +1 vote

    "Secret Hitler is a social…"

    … media CEO simulation game.

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    Do it the Aryan way.

  • +1 vote

    If there is no real reference to Hitler or Nazis in the game then it could be argued that the creators of the game are trying to cash in on the Hitler name. I would have a problem with that and I’m not Jewish. It could then be argued that you could create a game with any offensive name as long as you didn’t make it about the offensive reference. Much like a cheese brand if you get my drift. If it’s a good game it should stand on its merits. I have to say that what attracted me to this thread was the Hitler reference so it worked in getting my attention. All of the down votes to similar views here are disappointing to say the least. It’s a bit like saying I have many black friends so I can make racist remarks. It doesn’t pass the pub test.

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      Out of interest, beyond the name of the game.. have you taken the time to learn/read about the game?

      • +2 votes

        My point is clear. The name Hitler is what got me here. So if that is a deer in the headlight effect for bringing attention to the game then I have a problem with that. The game could be about running a child care centre or vaccine laboratory but if it intentionally used a name like Hitler to attract people to it then that IMHO is not right. The cheese thing is different but a good example of a company distancing itself from what they perceive to be a bad image. It was their choice to do and they made that choice. Time will tell if people eat cheese because of its name or because of its quality and marketing strategy. I doubt anybody in Australia would currently launch a product called Trump but they may have 5 years ago if they could gain from the use of that name.

        I also got serious on this because it seemed that some people were making inappropriate - albeit unintentionally- remarks relating to Nazi Germany. I’m getting on a bit now but I remember my father being very upset in the 60’s and 70’s to seeing people using swastikas to glorify their right leaning causes. He said to me that he risked his life to rid the world of those things when he fought in WWII. I hope that clarifies where I’m coming from.

    • +2 votes

      Personally, I think there is a fairly huge difference between those two things. You're talking about a racial slur, the use of which is inherently offensive (regardless of intention).

      On the other hand, you have reference to a person/group (who did highly offensive things). Sure, there are people to whom ANY reference to them is personally offensive. But that doesn't make the use of those words themselves inherently offensive. Just like Catholic priest is not an inherently offensive term (when I can assure you, there are people that would be personally offended by any reference to them!). Is it in bad taste? Sure. But bad taste is still a legitimate type of taste.

      This is why I have no issues with Secret Hitler, but I absolutely have a problem with Coon Cheese. One is in bad taste, one should not be tolerated by society. Personally, I think conflating the two things diminishes the problem of using racial slurs (intended or not).

      That's just my opinion.

      • +1 vote

        On one hand, Secret Hitler was named after Hitler, and Coon Cheese wasn't named with the intent of being a slur.

        I always like to look at things in two ways.
        1. Did someone intend to be hurtful.
        2. If someone is hurt unintentionally, what is the damage associated with trying to stop that.

        I don't like to treat people that are unintentionally hurtful as if they meant it, rather move to 2) and educate.

        People can make up completely new words and use them to slur / promote hate and they're way more offensive than offensive words used without that intent. Words themselves aren't necessarily the problem and I think we get too hung up on them in society.

        Education on why things are offensive is really important. And that doesn't mean completely wiping things from history. Germany has a ban on Nazi symbols for obvious reasons, but you can still go to museums and see Nazi atrocities documented, how this is done requires careful consideration. At one museum someone had to decide how to display some Nazi branded artifacts (kids toys and things) from the era. These could be incredibly offensive to see, especially if you felt they were glorifying Nazi's in any way. In the end, they were displayed under a glass tile on the floor. You could walk on top of them (and I took the opportunity to do). I thought that was one of the more clever ways of acknowledging historical fact without even accidentally glorifying it.

        I think there may be ways in which Secret Hitler could be seen as poor taste, but seeing how it's played I can't see that it in any way glorifies fascism, Hitler or Nazi's. Other than making them Lizards I don't think it necessarily diminishes them much either but is more very very lightly educational in terms of psychology. And perhaps, 'anyone could be a fascist or the next Hitler' is a message that helps us avoid a repeat.

        There is still going to be people offended about anything, so I just hope for a world where people aren't intentionally hurting others and being offended is limited to feelings rather than systemic oppression.

        Also, I find it crazy people are offended when things are changed to be less offensive. People that were offended that they changed the name of the cheese are crazy, if it wasn't offensive to have it named that before, how can it possibly be 'more' offensive to have it changed.

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          In general, I agree with your focus on intent (and also with society getting too hung up on words - my favourite word is four letters, and not just because I am an immature idiot, but also because I appreciate the range of emotion that can be expressed with it, from the absolute worst disdain, to genuine and heartfelt appreciation!).

          However I would note that in the case of a racial slur, people would argue the use of the term, whether innocently or intended to be hurtful, is irrelevant (to the appropriateness of its use) - the propagation of the term itself is harmful to those that it oppresses, so it shouldn't be used regardless of whether it was intended to be hurtful or not. (Ignoring the re-appropriation of racial slurs, which is another topic altogether!)

          The intention to be hurtful or not would of course factor into the appropriate response - ie. educating on the unintentional use of the slur, as you say. But the intention doesn't make the use of the word OK.

          That is what I believe separates the case of Coon Cheese from Secret Hitler, and why I think Coon Cheese is not ok (but Secret Hitler is).

          Agree with pretty much everything else you say. I guess my point is: Coon cheese being named after a person: 1) excuses the company on their intention (ie. they didn't mean to be harmful, so I'm not going to prosecute them like they meant it to be harmful), but at the same time 2) doesn't make the continued use of the term appropriate (ie. change the damn name! As they have).

          Anyway, cheers for your thoughtful response. But this is far too serious discussion for OzBargain! :)

  • +2 votes

    My copy arrived today and from what I can tell, it looks genuine. However, I don't have the original to compare it to. If it's counterfeit, then it's very good counterfeit!

    • +1 vote

      Cheers good sir :)

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      Mine arrived today as well. Looks genuine.

      It's the same box as the picture, the chancellor and president name plates are wooden, the policy cards are thick cardboard, the gold and silver parts of the boards are foil(?), and print quality looks good on everything.

      I'm very happy with it!

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        How are the backs of the policy cards? Got mine yesterday and the backs are slightly different shades, like the blue / orange ink has slightly affected the rear printing. Knowing what the cards are breaks the game :\

        Otherwise it's good quality.

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          The printing on the back is consistent. I can't differentiate any of the cards.

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            @bronan: Must be just a bad print run for mine, it's a really subtle colour difference but it's there under good light. Can guess whether they're fascist or liberal policies from the back with a high degree of accuracy.

            • +1 vote

              @jkart: I have the same issue as you. I an differentiate between based on the colour of the backs of the cards.

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      I noticed the instructions on the chancellor and president name plates are not straight but on an angle and not centred. Are yours the same?

  • +1 vote

    My genuine/fake copy came with 2 president name plates and no chancellor name plate. Lovely

  • +3 votes

    So, after closer inspection, I'm of the belief that my copy is fake. My policy cards are all the same colour, but all the fascist cards have a slight crease/fold along the sides of the back of the card, whereas none of the liberal cards do. This makes is very easy to see whether they're fascist or liberal policies. Here's some pics to explain what I mean: https://ibb.co/Pgrc1w8
    https://ibb.co/ZxSCzcM
    https://ibb.co/hsxQSYM

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    the product I received is either very poorly produced or counterfeit - the policy cards are all different shades of beige and some are off-centred. Contacted Amazon and the customer rep wanted me to post it back to them. I wasn't going to post a counterfeit item, so got the customer rep to confirm this is defective and not counterfeit. Customer rep insisted all items sold on Amazon were genuine (yeah right) so I guess this is going back to them next week.

    anyone else tried contacting amazon?

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, I just did a refund request due to it not being up to expected quality… Put it in a box and dropped it off at the local ParcelPoint location and received the refund that evening.