Conflicted: The Survival Card Game

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: November 24, 2020
Conflicted: The Survival Card Game

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When you read dystopian or post-apocalyptic fiction do you give some consideration to how you would react in a similar situation?  I’ll tell you what. The more I read, the more I assimilate various survival strategies and begin to formulate my own survival game plan.  This is all good and forces me to continue to read serious survival fiction as opposed to the latest John Grisham thriller.

The problem, as I see it, is that reading a book and thinking about strategies is a singular pastime.  Unless you happen to know someone who has read the same book, it is difficult to toss ideas about.

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Help is now on the way!  A while back, CONFLICTED: The Survival Card Game hit the market as a tool to make us prepper-types think. It became so popular that additional decks were added to include decks based upon the works of popular novelists A. American and G. Michael Hopf.

I am very excited to introduce you to CONFLICTED, and with that, have five decks that are up for grabs in a giveaway to five lucky readers.  More about that in a moment.

What Will You Get Out of Playing CONFLICTED?

Because you discuss survival philosophies with other players, you can covertly determine whether their philosophies are aligned with yours. Believe me, this even works with spouses and significant others.

In addition, as you work through the deck, you will encounter areas of preparedness you may not have though about.  Some may be quite benign, such as bartering skills.  Others, however, will be more tactical such has how you are going to block entry to your neighborhood in order to keep out thugs and looters when the SHFT.

I can guarantee you this: the discussions that ensue while playing CONFLICTED are going to open your eyes and will help you get to know the other players in ways you have not imagined.  Who is a strong leader?  Who is a faithful follower?  And perhaps the most important question of all: can the others around the table be trusted when push comes to shove?

A Sample Scenario

My own CONFLICTED deck is the version based on A.  American’s Survivalist Series.  Here is one of the questions:

If the electrical grid were to go down for years, how do you think your local community would deal with it?  What would society look like?

See what I mean?  This goes way beyond cocktail conversation (not that having a beer on hand during the discussion would be a bad thing).

The Giveaway – 5 Winners

Here is the part you have been waiting for.  There will be five winners, each receiving a set of CONFLICTED: The Survival Card Game.  You know the drill.  To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below.

The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Tuesday with the winners notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in this article.  Please note that the winners must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.

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The Final Word

For years, community groups, churches, and businesses have used focus groups and task forces to brainstorm ideas.  That, in a nut shell, is what will happen when you gather a few friends and play out the scenarios in any of of the CONFLICTED card games.

CONFLICTED is a great tool for formulating a SHTF survival strategy that has a buy-in among those closest to you.  I encourage you to enter the giveaway to win a deck of your own.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Gaye

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Below you will find the items related to today’s article.

Conflicted: The Survival Card Game:  Conflicted is a survival card game designed to make you think.  Four different decks are currently available with more to come.  Using these cards, you can do some role playing and actually open up discussion relative how you would act and react in a survival situation.

One Second After:  For many, the novel “One Second After” was a game changer that convinced them of the need to be prepared.    If you have not read this book, you really should.

Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse: Although this is a book of fiction, it is also serves as a survival manual of sorts.  The depiction of society three years following a collapse is so very real that I could almost put myself in the same room as the members of the survival group that has banded together to protect each other as they live in a communal retreat.  The section on a bartering market was hugely insightful and gave me some idea of how it might work in a real, SHTF situation.  Considering when this was written, Patriots is eerily timely.

A. American Survivalist Series : This is the complete series from A. American.  Great reading, especially when coupled with the CONFLICTED cards.

G. Michael Hopf : Likewise.  You will enjoy the New World Series.

The Road:  Even if you think it will never happen, you need to watch to this film, based upon Cormac McCarthy’s book, ‘The Road’.  As I recall, the film is also available on Netflix streaming.

Bicycle Canasta Games Playing Cards:  This timeless classic will keep the entire family occupied when the power it out.  Playing cards or board games should be in everyone’s preparedness kit.

Ticket To Ride: This my favorite board game, bar none.  Family friendly, you will spend hours in front of the fireplace playing Ticket to Ride with your favorite people.  This is worth the splurge.

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81 Responses to “Conflicted: The Survival Card Game”

  1. I live in the suburbs of a big city…lets just say I’m not hanging around to see what it will be like.

  2. Without the electrical grid for several years, I believe that within the first year, at least 90% of the people in the country would be dead. Although some people in the community would probably work together, at least initially, after the inevitability of an extended period without electricity became apparent, many of those who were cooperating would become like the individuals who, from the start, preyed upon those who were more prepared. Things will be very grim for most individuals.

  3. I believe there would be very few prepared and utter chaos.
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  4. I agree that those in a rural scenario (IE: small-town USA) will likely come together to make it work. Most of these communities have a “sense of community” and helping each other. I feel that the cities (both medium & large) will be havens for the predators whom prey upon those they look upon as weak. Sure, some persons (ergo: Doctors, nurses, and others in “service” jobs – utilities operators, etc) will be needed at first, however should these “services” no longer matter (as when supplies finally run out)- they too will no longer be “needed”! Once all of the resources of a “city” come to an end, the predators will spread to the “country” – to attempt the prey upon the country-folk. What they don’t understand is- like Hank Jr. (country-singer) says: “Country-boys WILL survive!” (Maybe he was clairvoyant?) It’ll be a battle, but those in rural areas know (via a lifetime of preparation & lifestyle)HOW to protect themselves & make what they need to get through such hardship! City-folk,…. get out! Prepare NOW for the inevitable. LEARN the basic skills you will need to feed, cloth & protect your loved-ones. I had the advantage of living in a medium-to-small city,… but spend my formative years on a friends farm. I am re-visiting these skills, and will soon have my ” bug-out location” fully functional. BUT, I also believe that in order to truly survive, mobility is going to be the key! I’ll have a total of 7 “locations” to hole-up,…. but not one of them will do the job indefinitely! Keep strong, improve yourself & learn the basics. May God Bless one and all,….

  5. I think there would be utter chaos and I would likely be trapped in my Florida city of 110,000+, unless I could manage to ride my 1978 moped the 1300 miles north to get closer to my family. My eldest brother, who was a career Marine, is the most prepared person I know. If I could get to where he is, I would not only survive but would thrive. It really worries me, but I am trying to be as prepared as I can and hope to hang on here.

  6. Years without power in the city I live in? No way would I stick around to find out how it’s handled. My city is high in crime while we have power, without power there’d be more murder, rapes, looting and so on.

  7. I live very close to Chicago so a power outage lasting over a couple days would be a huge problem. Our neighborhood is pretty close and we are on well water so we have some basic needs covered but the problem would be from the surrounding communities that are on city water. Not sure how long we would last before we had to leave for family in less-populated areas.

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