The Cold War is heating up as Communists land on American soil. You and [a couple] friends have been hidden away in secret underground bunkers with the ability to launch all of America’s nuclear armament. You have lost communication with your superiors and have no idea if the government still exists or not. All you can do is watch as the lights on the big board representing each state still fighting slowly go out.
During development this game was called Massive Retaliation Holdem and Nuclear Annihilation Hold'em.