For Republic of Rome fans, I wish to submit this boardgame to their attention:
Founding Fathers is a game of the early American republic. Play begins with George Washington in the presidential office, surrounded by his team of Vice President John Adams, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Each player controls one of these statesmen as well as several others who will appear, up through the arrival of Abraham Lincoln. Together the players try to solve the issues faced by the young republic – wars, debt, financial panics, the growth of the Union, north-south division, and more. Every four years the most popular politicians from each party square off to see who becomes the next president. Players look out for their own interests, but at the same time must not neglect the needs of the Union as it can falter altogether, from multiple causes. At the same time, players control statesmen from both parties and multiple states, providing ample opportunity for logrolling, mutual backscratching and strange bedfellows.
This game was originally desinged in 2007 by Rick Heli and published in print & play mode.
During last months, I delivered a gorgeous graphically appealing version of this game, working in partnership with the author. This revised and improved version is now available and can be purchased in print-on-demand format on The Game Crafter.
This is the game page in TGC: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/founding-fathers
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