STRATEGY CARDS:
A revolution in a box

The key strategies and tactics that have inspired centuries of people-powered victories now in a deck of 100+ cards YOU can play!

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“This invaluable tool will spark a million creative actions that might just change the world for the better.”

— Søren Warburg, ActionAid Denmark

The Strategy Cards were compiled by over 170 grassroots activists from across 5 continents in 7 languages, featuring notable movement strategists including Arundhati Roy, George Monbiot, Vijay Prashad, and Mark and Paul Engler.

Each card includes a unique pop-up code. Use your smartphone camera to automatically link to the full version of each card in the Beautiful Trouble online toolbox.

Includes:

  • Tactics

  • Principles

  • Theories

  • Stories

  • Methodologies

  • Eternal Debates

  • 10 Game Play Cards including Radical Charades & Cards for Humanity

Many ways to play

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Activist training

Use the cards to rapidly prototype direct action scenarios, get creatively unstuck or evaluate your last action. Call us in for backup!

Classroom learning

Are you a teacher? Flashcard through social movement history or engage students in dynamic debates.

Just for fun

Gather with friends to play Radical Charades or Cards for Humanity.

 
 

Pro tips for facilitators

Flip the cards for detailed instructions & even more ways to play.
 

 
You love Cards Against Humanity® but you’re actually for humanity...

You love Cards Against Humanity® but you’re actually for humanity...

Quickly brainstorm creative action ideas by flipping over three cards at a time.

Quickly brainstorm creative action ideas by flipping over three cards at a time.

Build a creative action in mere minutes!

Build a creative action in mere minutes!

A fun way to learn the cards.

A fun way to learn the cards.

 
Invite the mysterious forces of Chance and Fate to inspire you.

Invite the mysterious forces of Chance and Fate to inspire you.

Some debates are not right v. wrong but rather express two sides of an important question that must constantly be wrestled with.

Some debates are not right v. wrong but rather express two sides of an important question that must constantly be wrestled with.

Debrief after an action. Analyse an historic action. Test-flight an action that’s still in the works.

Debrief after an action. Analyse an historic action. Test-flight an action that’s still in the works.

Strategy 1-2-3:  A starter-kit for campaign planning.

Strategy 1-2-3:
A starter-kit for campaign planning.

Ethically sourced

The Strategy Cards are printed in the United States, by Community Printers of Santa Cruz, CA, a worker-owned union shop, using environmentally friendly resources whenever possible. 

In this video, troublemaker Rae Abileah talks with Ross Newport at Community Printers about the making of the deck.

“Our work to stop Trump's disastrous Wall required a wide spectrum of activist skills, and Beautiful Trouble helped provide critical support — from strategic training tools to advice on deploying creative actions. We used the card deck in our very first training and it was a big hit!”

—Raquel de Anda, No Border Wall Coalition, Laredo, TX