From the campaign:
Tradewala (pronounced trade-wala) is a fast-paced satirical trading card game that sparks spirited conversation about monstrous and sometimes controversial social issues.
Think about it: In today’s digital world, we regularly dialogue about current events—like politics, unemployment, education and cyber crime—often with people behind screens on social media. So, instead of trading company stocks or commodities, what if we trade these controversial social issues face-to-face and in real time with family, friends, colleagues and even strangers over a crazy fun time?
In this addicting and adrenaline-packed game, players start with nine satirical cards representing eight different social issues and blindly trade with one another, simultaneously, until one player collects all nine cards of the same social issue. Now quick – sound the bell! But, wait! Strategy comes into play with how many cards to trade, which social issue to trade, with whom to trade and how quick and loud the players are. Don’t worry, we also offer a quiet method for those who need it. Cards of each social issue bear a points value to track each round. Consider playing to 475 points in the beginning. The winner is named the Tradewala! (A “wala” is considered an expert in their area of trade/skill.)
The theme of the cards was created to align with an international audience. In today’s world, there is no shortage of serious topics that impact people’s lives. We captured many critical social topics and added a layer of satirical humor to provide a renewed sense of awareness with a smile. We created a card game that satirizes the world we live in to generate conversation of unsolved social issues in a fun and frenzied environment.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It's set to go for another 30 days.