You won’t find the card game Humanity Hates Trump on Kickstarter because a cease and desist letter from Cards Against Humanity was enough for the platform to pull the plug.
Cards Against Humanity is normally a cool company so what was its beef with Humanity Hates Trump? To begin with the original tagline for the Trump game was ‘Cards Against Everybody’, it used that same Helvetica Neue font as Cards Against Humanity, similar mechanics and black and white cards.
You think the overlapping mechanics would be the issue but that’s not really the case here. Cards Against Humanity isn’t the original in that respect, the gameplay was first seen in Apples to Apples.
Is it the copying? There are easily a dozen similar games – many of which use the same black and white cards. However, Humanity Hates Trump is the only one that uses the word “Humanity”.
You can see why Cards Against Humanity’s lawyers felt the had to move and why Kickstarter responded. Now Humanity Hates Trump is hitting back. They’ve lodged a complaint in the Connecticut Federal court, which you can read here, that claims Cards Against Humanity had no basis for making an intellectual property complaint, no trademark of relevance and essentially bullied the game out of a successful Kickstarter.
Humanity Hates Trump also point to its very different packaging.
At this point the website HumanityHatesTrump.com is touting the game Humanity Hates Trump and Humanity Hates Hillary Too. You can buy a pack from Amazon where the product has 4 stars on average on reviews. They’re still in business.
In the meantime both companies face the hassle of legal issues. I hope it’s sorted soon.
Source: McArthur Law.