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FrontRunner: a game that recreates a US presidential election. This humorous game is great for parties, family night or the classroom!
FrontRunner: a game that recreates a US presidential election. This humorous game is great for parties, family night or the classroom!
FrontRunner: a game that recreates a US presidential election. This humorous game is great for parties, family night or the classroom!
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FrontRunner: The Board Game About Presidential Politics

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FRONTRUNNER is an action packed game involving strategy and luck about the race to become President. By playing strategy cards, you will change how the voters of each state feel about you. Do you reveal dirty secrets about your opponent, or prove that you can read to schoolchildren by reading to schoolchildren? There are many ways to show you have what it takes to be President, but you have to choose. Your time and resources are limited and national events will also impact the voters before election day. Pick a running mate, campaign across the nation and use every trick you can to win the election!

Each round brings players closer to a convention, where they pick a vice presidential running mate, and then on to “election night”. The player with a higher popularity in a state at the end of the game wins its Electoral College votes. The player with the most votes wins!

The game begins with broad strategies and narrows down to battling in strategic “swing states” that have been pushed to the tipping point. The board layout allows for quick and simple scanning of each situation and for deep strategy without complex calculations.

FRONTRUNNER is perfect for parties, families and in the classroom.

Stretch Goals:

2,000: 3rd Party Expansion  

Funding for development of a small expansion pack that would allow a 3rd party candidate. This would ship separately, but would fit inside the core game box. This would also allow for 3-player and 6-player gameplay options.


3,000: Artwork                                                   

Funding for professional artwork to improve the look and feel of the game. Specifically, for VP cards and the box cover. Make a note if you would like to delay your delivery of FrontRunner until after new artwork has been added if the stretch goal is reached.

Risks and challenges

FrontRunner is an independently published tabletop game, and will face a few challenges. Finding an audience is hard and we hope to use the Kickstarter backing to help jumpstart sales, allow for bulk pricing, generate positive reviews and create publicity that will help make FrontRunner a success.

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    Thank you! You have helped get FrontRunner off the ground. We hope to create a fun experience for families, friends and students. You will be sent an email if the price of FrontRunner is ever lowered or we make a new game you may be interested in.

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    Teacher Handbook. FrontRunner is a great game to teach the US electoral process. You can use our handbook to create a series of lessons and present the game to your class. You will also be emailed if there is ever a special price for classroom sets of FrontRunner.

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    FrontRunner Game. You get a copy of the 1st edition of our game. No additional cost for shipping. Have fun!

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    FrontRunner Game + Teacher Handbook. You get a copy of the 1st edition of our game. No additional cost for shipping. FrontRunner is a great game to teach the US electoral process. You can use our handbook to create a series of lessons and present the game to your class. You will also be emailed if there is ever a special price for classroom sets of FrontRunner.

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