STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion is a cooperative 2-to-4 player board game about building a citywide rebellion against HappyCorp, a mega corporation trying to take over their city and turn it into a corporate-run metropolis devoid of minimum wage, public services, unions, and rights. Players work together as the Strike Council to lead a rebellion while fighting for worker rights across Mercury City. It was created in a collaboration between The TESA Collective, a publisher of games about changing the world, and Jobs with Justice, a leading labor rights organization.
It is not often you will find us advertising for games, but then it is not often we come over board games about labour and trade unions. The only other I know of is the Norwegian "1st of May trade union board game" which was released 11 years back.
In this new game HappyCorp, the richest company in the world, has just unleashed its most diabolical plan yet: turning Mercury City into an entirely corporate-run metropolis. From the schools to the sidewalks, everything will be owned and run by HappyCorp, and every resident will become a HappyCorp employee. There will be no more minimum wage, no more public services, and no more unions. HappyCorp has already begun unleashing its Smile Drones to convert the city’s infrastructure, crush protests, and ensure every resident watches its Commercial Breaks.
Players take on the role of the Strike Council to lead a city-wide rebellion against HappyCorp’s takeover, while also fighting for better livelihoods for all. Players will grow their ranks, mobilize their workers, and lead strikes around Mercury City. As the Strike Council scores victories for workers, they will gain the support of more allies, from the steelworkers to the teachers, and build new bases of support from the manufacturing district to the university.
STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion is a cooperative game: all players are on the same team, fighting against HappyCorp.
It is completely and unabashedly a pro-labour rights game. This is a game about building the power of working people and taking on a mega-corporation. The creators teamed up with one of the country’s leading labor-rights organizations to make it: Jobs with Justice.
Read more about the game and how to buy it here.