Day 21 of the 30 days, 30 ideas challenge where I create 30 ideas for games over the next 30 days. See other days here.
A Dictator’s Power
Game type: card game
Length: 30-60 mins
One dictator has to control political and military/security to stay in power
Other players represent other areas of the government under the power of the dictator. They play cards to gain influence, political power, control over the military etc.
Game ends when the dictator is ousted from power to install a new player as dictator, or manages to remain in power for a certain number of turns
Cards/players could include
External influences eg UN
There could also be situations that come up overtime to add a little randomness to the game.