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A Gift Idea for the Holidays

New Game “Conviction” Delivers Sweet Judicial Justice to President Trump & Co.

The hilarious card game about a not-so-funny presidency; 100 percent of profits will go to causes under attack by current administration

San Francisco, CA — Frustrated with the presidency? Wish you could serve up some justice? Play a game of Conviction (, the new satirical card game letting you and your friends convict President Trump and his cronies for their crimes against the country. Launching exactly one year since the election, Conviction chronicles the events that have transpired since President Trump took the helm. All profits from the sale of Conviction will be donated to causes under attack by the Trump Administration.

Created by game enthusiasts and best friends of 20 years Dan Peterson and Neil Patel, Conviction puts key public figures on trial in front of Lady Justice herself. The goal? Get the most points by convicting the highest-value public figures. The player with the most points wins and saves America. From Ivanka and Jared to Betsy DeVos and Paul Ryan, the gang’s all included and ready to be convicted.

After the 2016 election, Peterson and Patel found themselves oscillating between scared and angry…but mostly frustrated.

“As President-Elect Trump started discussing his Cabinet picks, Supreme Court appointments, policy agenda and White House Advisors, it became clear that this wasn’t a nightmare, but a reality that we may have to live with for the next four years,” said Peterson. “We made Conviction to channel our own frustration, and provide an emotional release to those that play the game. And it’s fun and educational.”

“After the election and through the inauguration Dan and I would send news articles back and forth to each other, but it wasn’t productive,” said Patel. “Making Conviction was cathartic and actually turned a negative situation into a positive. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot bringing Conviction to life. It’s our hope that players do the same while contributing to organizations that are fighting the good fight.”

One-hundred percent of the profits from Conviction’s sales will be donated to causes endangered by Trump’s current and/or proposed policies, such as: Affordable Housing, Affordable Quality Healthcare, Campaign Finance Reform, Civil Rights, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Education, Environmental Protections, Financial Regulations, Gun Control, LGBQT Rights, Net Neutrality, and Women’s Rights.

Order Conviction today at for $29.99 or pick up a game by visiting our retail partners

Conviction game box includes:

  • 61 Public Figure cards illustrated by Rick Menard
  • 71 Motion cards illustrated by Andrew Wood
  • Lady Justice
  • Rule Booklet
  • 2 Dice

Complete rules can be found at:

About El Pen

El Pen, the parent company of Conviction, was formed to fund causes currently under attack by the Trump Administration. In the first three months, more than 250 people contributed over $25,000 on Indiegogo’s Generosity platform for human goodness to fund the game’s creation and production. Dan Peterson is an advisor to emerging start-ups in San Francisco, is a former product manager at Google, and led product design at Leap Motion. Neil Patel currently leads a Chicago-based consulting and investing firm. For more information, visit




  1. Bob m Bob m December 25, 2019

    Wow, this is great! In this game you can even make up crimes that don’t exist and frame people in the opposition for crimes they did not commit or obtain FISA warrants under false pretenses, just like the real thing. This game should be under every Christmas tree if you want to influence your kids into being corrupt little brats!

  2. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski December 26, 2019

    Bob — Thanks for commenting on Christmas Day. Since you seem to lack some basic common sense, Trump’s impeachment is based on actual crimes. They don’t have to be spelled out exactly because “abuse of power” covers it. But, extortion of Ukraine is one. Conspiracy to commit extortion is another…let’s not fuss over whether he said “do me a favor” or “do us a favor,” focus instead on “Call Rudy Guiliani” who holds no position in the federal government. And if you or I were not to honor a Congressional subpoena for testimony or documents, just what do you think would happen? The FISA warrants still exposed Michael Flynn, George Papadopolus and Paul Manafort — all who lied to the FBI and have been convicted. And we haven’t even touched on how the Trump kids make Hunter Biden look like an amateur…how much will Ivanka benefit from her Chinese trademarks? Why do taxpayers pick up the tab for the Trump boys to go on foreign business trips. How much does Trump charge the federal government for every golf outing? Oh for the days where a scandal was Michelle Obama wearing a sleeveless blouse or Barack Obama wearing a tan suit (like Both George Bush’s and Ronald Reagan before him).

  3. Bob m Bob m January 11, 2020

    Well Dan, if that’s what you want to believe, go right ahead, though be advised, your accusations are incorrect on all accounts. The accusations are the same made by many Dems and a couple of RINOs. Many legal scholars like liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz have dismissed those claims. If you are still looking for Russian collaborators under Trumps bed, you are waiting your time. There are none. However, if you want to see what malfeasance in office is all about, wait until the Durham report comes out and exposes the extreme corruption that took place under Obama.

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