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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bull Moose

 
(from numbskull games):
Bull Moose is a U. S. presidential election game based on the 1912 election. The split in the Republican party resulted in Teddy Roosevelt launching the Progressive Party. Concurrently the Socialists under Eugene Debs had their best showing to date. The Prohibitionists fielded Eugene Chaffin running only 7 years prior to the passing of the 18th Amendment (prohibition).
This resulted in a 5 way race in which the Democrats actually won and the third party, the Progressives came in second. The election is represented by a straightforward, card driven, …

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[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
The South Shall Rise Again Review

From designer John Welch comes your chance – with up to three additional friends to alter the course of a fractured United States, increasingly menaced by Confederate zombie soldiers (“Zebs”), and the dangerous Revenants and Glorious Dead that await you.

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[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cuba: The Splendid Little War Review

Cuba: The Splendid Little War, from designer Javier Garcia de Gabiola, is a two-player simulation of the third War of Cuban Independence, which lasted from 1895 to 1898. (This was the last of the three liberation wars fought between Cuba and Spain; the previous wars were the Ten Years’ War (1868-1878) and the Little War (1879-1880). One player controls the forces of the Spanish colonial government, fighting to retain Cuba; the other player controls the Cuban rebels fighting for their independence.

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[11 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Corporate America Review

In Corporate America, a political satire game about corporate influence of government, players take the role of corporations that manipulate the population, government, and each other to maximize profits.

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[17 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lords of the Renaissance

The Lords series, by Phil Ecklund, provides a primarily economic representation of larger scoped (military & political) events.

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[25 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Canadian Civil War

An abstract political simulation of the struggle for Canada’s future, set under the backdrop of the secession crisis of the ’70’s.

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[27 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Kremlin

A game of political intrigue set in the Soviet Politburo. The game consists of a large number of politician cards, some of which form the first politburo. Politicians have certain stats (preferred offices, for instance) and an age.

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[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
City Council Review

In City Council each player takes the role of a council member of a newly founded city. The government will select the members of the city council for the first few years until the city rises and flourishes, by which time the most popular member will receive the position of Mayor.

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[24 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
Starlit Citadel Reviews Cosmic Encounter

In Cosmic Encounter, each player is the leader of an alien race. On a player’s turn, he or she becomes the offense. The offense encounters another player on a planet by moving a group of his or her ships through the hyperspace gate to that planet. The offense draws from the destiny deck which contains colors, wilds and specials. He or she then takes the hyperspace gate and points at one planet in the system indicated by the drawn destiny card. The offense vs. the defenses ships are in the encounter and both sides are able to invite allies, play an encounter card as well as special cards to try and tip the encounter in their favor.

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[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Corporate America

In Corporate America, a political satire game about corporate influence of government, players take the role of corporations that manipulate the population, government, and each other to maximize profits.