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Bribes, Scandals, Strife, & Strategy ~ just another day in the game of Politics.
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Politics* is a fast & furious card game for 2-9 players. It's easy to learn and takes 20-45 minutes to play. Players compete in an election across all 50 states, trying to win the presidency of the United States.

Play cards to help you or hinder your opponents
Play cards to help you or hinder your opponents

Each player acts as a candidate representing a political position (Socialist, Libertarian, Minority Candidate, etc.). Each candidate has particular advantages and disadvantages in 8 areas of influence (Science/Education, Health care, Environment, Minority/Women's issues, Economy/Taxes, Crime/Guns, Military, Religion), and also a bonus special ability which they can use during the game.

Nine diverse candidates from across the spectrum
Nine diverse candidates from across the spectrum

Your goal is to earn the most votes across 22 regions, each with unique characteristics. Region order and number of votes is based on actual US elections.

You'll have to cater to the interests of each region in turn
You'll have to cater to the interests of each region in turn

When you compete for votes in a region, you can bolster your candidate's abilities by spending cash (influence) and playing action cards. Action cards allow you to give yourself bonuses, or your opponents penalties (by implicating them in scandals).

Kimmy ain't such a bad guy after all
Kimmy ain't such a bad guy after all

Have you got what it takes to be the leader of the free world?

Most important factor: the right flag pin
Most important factor: the right flag pin

Politics includes:

  • 54 full-color action cards (+ extra free bonus cards for Kickstarter backers - see stretch goals)
  • 22 full-color region cards
  • 9 full-color candidate cards
  • 5 full-color player reference cards
  • 45 influence cubes
  • Rulesheet
  • Full-color Box
  • 10-sided die
My opponent makes puppies sad
My opponent makes puppies sad

Politics is complete and will ship by May 2015 ~ order today through Kickstarter for a discount price and extra Kickstarter-only bonus cards!

All Kickstarter backers who get a game will automatically receive:

  • extra bonus cards,
  • free space greeting cards,
  • a chance to win one of 10 copies of Andrew's book 'Leaving Earth', and 
  • a special thank you shout-out in the rules (unless they'd prefer not).

Through Kickstarter, you can also get perks which won't be offered any other way, including personalized cards which can be used in-game.

2016 Running Mates?
2016 Running Mates?

Put anything you want on a card. Make yourself or your favorite celebrity a candidate. Include a fantasy land as a political region. Or add any scandal you'd like to the game.

A Sith Lord campaigning in Hobbiton?
A Sith Lord campaigning in Hobbiton?
Or maybe a historical flavor?
Or maybe a historical flavor?

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Game design by Andrew Rader (Website / Facebook / Twitter)..

Stretch goals:

-For every $1,000 past our goal, every Kickstarter backer will receive an extra action card to add to their set (first one added!)

-If we reach a $7,500 goal, every Kickstarter backer will receive 10% off any future expansions and releases.

-If we reach a $10,000 goal, every Kickstarter backer will receive an entire extra set of action cards!

-If we reach a $15,000 goal, every Kickstarter backer will receive 25% off on any future expansions and releases.

Easter egg: During the Kickstarter, get 10% off 'Evolve: The Game of Unnatural Selection' with coupon code 'Kickstart' at www.newhorizongames.com

*Formerly known as 'Democalypse', but changed due to an 83% vote to change on BGG. Still the same game in every way.

Risks and challenges

The game design is 100% complete and playtested to much delight. This is our second Kickstarter ~ we had a very successful run last year with 'Evolve: The Game of Unnatural Selection' last year, now available at: www.newhorizongames.com

Order through Kickstarter to get a discount price and perks which won't be offered any other way, including a shout-out in the rules, bonus Kickstarter cards, and autographed and personalized custom cards which can be used in-game.

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