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A card-driven board game simulating the US Election of 1860. Up to four players compete to gain the presidency and save the Union!
249 backers pledged $14,447 to help bring this project to life.
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    REPRESENTATIVE GERRIT SMITH - At this level, you receive our deepest gratitude and eternal thanks from a grateful nation, as well as a mention in the final rulebook!

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    GOVERNOR SAM HOUSTON - At this level, you'll receive our gratitude, and a copy of the Divided Republic board game from the initial print run AS WELL AS a mention in the final rulebook! Your copy of the game will be shipped POST FREE if you are located in Canada or the United States. Please add $15 to your pledge if your game will ship elsewhere.

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    PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN: By request, here's another opportunity for you to support Divided Republic. At this level, you will receive all the benefits of the SAM HOUSTON level plus something extra cool: ABEPLES! That's right, Abraham Lincoln themed Meeples, complete with top-hat, in each of the four party colors! Your rewards will ship POST FREE to Canada or the United States. Please add $15 for shipping if your rewards will ship elsewhere.

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    SENATOR STEPHEN DOUGLAS - At this level, you will receive our gratitude, AND the ABLEPLES normally included at the JAMES BUCHANAN Level, PLUS an extra copy of the game, signed by the author! Your copies of Divided Republic will be shipped POST FREE to Canada or the United States. Please add $15 to your pledge if your games will ship elsewhere.

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    SENATOR JOHN BELL - Thank you for your generosity! At this level, you'll receive all of the benefits of the STEPHEN DOUGLAS level POST FREE anywhere in the world, plus an EXTRA set of ABEPLES and something new: a T-Shirt themed to the political party of your choice! At the successful completion of this project, you will be prompted for your t-shirt size and party affiliation of choice. You may select The Abolitionist Party, the Constitutional Unionist Party, the Northern Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Southern Democratic Party, or the Texas Unionist Party.

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    VICE PRESIDENT JOHN CABELL BRECKINRIDGE: At this level, you will receive all the cool stuff at the JOHN BELL level, plus an EXTRA copy of the game (that's three copies of Divided Republic!, two sets of Abeples, AND a T-Shirt!) At the successful completion of this project you will be prompted for your t-shirt size and party affiliation of choice. Remember, rewards at this level are POST FREE anywhere in the world!

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    CIVIL WAR HISTORIAN: At this level, we are going to offer you an extra incentive to pledge a little extra to help us reach our goal, now so tantalizingly close! If you pledge at this level, in addition to the benefits of the John Cabell Breckinridge level, you will get a really cool opportunity: DESIGN A CARD. All copies of Divided Republic acquired via Kickstarter will receive an exclusive bonus: an Advanced Deck, which will add sixteen new cards to the game and allow for even more variability and options. If you pledge at this level YOU will be able to design one of these cards, with the help of the designer (yours truly.) You'll get a design credit in the rulebook, and when we create an entry for the Advanced Deck on BGG, we'll even add you to the list of designers! Because this will take a little bit of time to playtest, the Advanced Deck won't be available as soon as the base game, but it will arrive with our backers as soon as it's ready to go!
    Note: As a courtesy to our 250 backers, we'll be offering this opportunity as well. If that means that we somehow end up with more than sixteen cards - so be it!

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    SECRETARY WILLIAM H. SEWARD: By request of interested retailers, and arrangement with the publisher, I'm now able to a special package for retailers interested in carrying Divided Republic. By pledging at the SEWARD level, you will receive six (6) signed copies of Divided Republic, six sets of Meeples, and six sets of the limited edition busts normally available only at the $250 ABRAHAM LINCOLN level. As usual with pledges above $100, the rewards will ship for free. I regret that, due to the special arrangements made, I can't offer this award to private individuals. These are on a limited basis. When they're gone, they're gone. This will be the -only- way for retailers to get the limited edition busts and Abeples, as all others will be going to individual supporters.

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    REPRESENTATIVE ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Savior of the Union! At this level, as a thanks for your generosity, in addition to all of the goodies listed at the JOHN BRECKINRIDGE level, you'll also receive an EXTRA t-shirt, PLUS a limited edition set of sculpted busts depicting EACH of the four major historical candidates: Bell, Breckinridge, Douglas, and Lincoln, which make great player markers! At the successful completion of this project, you will be prompted for your t-shirt size(s) and party affiliation(s) of choice. Remember - rewards at this level are also POST FREE anywhere in the world!

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