Controversial 'Secret Hitler' board game for sale in New Zealand

  • 12/01/2019

The board game based on Adolf Hitler's reign that's causing outrage in Australia is also available in New Zealand.

Secret Hitler has led to about 10 complaints to the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) in Australia after it was stocked on major Australian retailer shelves.

However it's also for sale here on Trade Me and online gaming retailers.

The product states it is a social deduction game for up to 10 people to find and stop the 'Secret Hitler' among the two teams of liberals and fascists.

But a daughter of a Holocaust survivor says she shook when she saw the game in a Melbourne store.

"I started shaking, I literally saw the Holocaust flash in front of me. I felt as if there were Nazis about to storm into the store. I could barely look at the shopkeeper," she wrote in her complaint.

"I felt anti-Semitism alive. I couldn't wait to get out of there."

Secret Hitler.
Secret Hitler. Photo credit: Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage LLC

One Waikato seller on Trade Me is offering the game for $50, describing it as a quest for fascists to "coordinate to sow distrust and install their cold-blooded leader". Meanwhile liberals struggle to pull the nation back from the brink of war. has it for sale for just $34.99, while offers it for $68.

The ADC, a Jewish organisation combating anti-Semitism, is calling for retailers to pull the product from their shelves immediately.

"This is beyond normal. What's next, a board game set in the gas chambers and ovens of Auschwitz?" the Jewish group's chairman Dvir Abramovich said, according to the Daily Mail.

"There is nothing funny, entertaining, laughable or enjoyable about Hitler.

"Just ask those who lost children, parents and relatives to his cruel and demonic regime."