Citizen Outbreak is the multiple choice trivia card game that tests your knowledge about all the incredible moments that shaped and connected all of our lives these past few years!
From mandates to Murder Hornets, it’s all in here!
I am. You are. We are Citizen Outbreak!
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How did you come up with the idea for the Citizen Outbreak card game?
Just like the rest of you, we spent all those hours during Lockdown in our sweatpants, sitting on our sofas, watching the events of 2020 unfold. We quickly realized we were living through historic and consequential times. As the hysteria mounted, it seemed as though every 15 minutes there was a new crisis. With so much happening at such a rapid pace, we realized people would inevitably start to lose track. Then, as the angst of 2020 persisted and politics took hold, we saw the polarization setting in. We set out to devise a fun way to bring people together; a trivia game that would document all the wild happenings of this crazy window in time and provide everyone a fun way to relate to one another through shared human experience. Our Citizen Outbreak trivia card game was born!
What does Citizen Outbreak mean and why was it chosen as the title of the card game?
Hysteria and politics have driven people apart. Ultimately, our game is a tool to bring everyone together. No matter where we live or what political party we support, our lives have all been shaped and connected by the incredible events of these past few years. I am. You are. We are Citizen Outbreak!
How did you come up with all the trivia game questions?
As we developed our idea for the table-top game, we started preserving and categorizing all the relevant content that would make for entertaining and thought-provoking game trivia. We spent months scanning the headlines, videos, books, podcasts, and social media posts to compile the hundreds of trivia game questions that you’ll find in your copy of Citizen Outbreak! We tested many rounds of prototypes with friends and family, incorporating feedback into each new version of the game until we felt we got it right. We ae so excited for you to play!
Does this game promote any particular political party or narrative?
No! The Citizen Outbreak card game does not promote any particular narrative or political party. We specifically designed our game hoping to provide everyone a fun way to transcend the political divide. The tabletop game is comprised of hundreds of trivia questions that span across the full spectrum of events that have unfolded throughout these past few years. Depending upon where you live, which news channel you watch, which narrative you embrace, our game’s content is sure to evoke a variety of reactions. Critical thinking and reflection are a part of the gaming experience. Ultimately, you are going to laugh a lot and connect with your fellow players as you reminisce together on some of the most remarkable times our world has ever known.
Who is the best target audience for the card game?
We recommend our board game/card game to everyone above the age of 10. Our card game does not include any profanity. The diverse and expansive nature of our trivia content was compiled to appeal to the widest possible audience. Citizen Outbreak is a great party game. It’s also the perfect choice for family game night as each generation find plenty of relatable and challenging trivia topics.
Is the Citizen Outbreak trivia card game a good party game?
Absolutely!!! Next time you’re having some people over, leave your copy of the Citizen Outbreak card game out on the living room table and see how long it takes before your guests open the game box and jump into some trivia! We go to parties to connect and relate. The Citizen Outbreak card game is the ice breaking conversation starter that will appeal to everyone on your guest list!
Is this game all about the pandemic?
Our game is about life during these last few years. We set out to capture all the remarkable trends and events that will come to define this extraordinary moment in history. Our game includes two categories of trivia. The Trivia game questions in the Follow the Science category relate directly to matters of public health and epidemiology that became prevalent during the pandemic. Our All Things Viral category is comprised of trivia game questions that cover just about everything else that made headlines during these last few years.
How can you make a card game about something as serious as the pandemic?
These past few years, we all experienced a lot of scary, surreal, hysterical, mind blowing, things…We shouldn’t forget or ignore those moments. The Covid-19 Pandemic is one of the most consequential events in modern history that continues to impact the functioning of global society. As with any historical event of consequence, it is imperative that we all talk about what’s going on around us, and not only to those who see everything exactly the way we do. It’s ok to disagree and debate with our friends. It’s also healthy to laugh and reflect with one another about our shared experiences. The Citizen Outbreak card game is designed to promote human connection.
Who are the game’s creators? What other games have they made?
Citizen Outbreak is the first game created by Rudy Gofman and Matthew Toboroff, two childhood friends who reunited shortly before Lockdown. Watching events unfold, the pair came up with an idea to provide everyone a fun way to keep track of all the madness. They quickly formed Boychik Gaming LLC and set out to create the Citizen Outbreak game! The trivia game’s artwork and graphic design was created by Rudy’s daughter Arianna.