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Obamacare The Game is a satire of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The game highlights the law's taxes and penalties.

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Some people absolutely love it. Others absolutely loathe it. Few people have actually read it.

Like most government programs, the middle class will end up paying for it, regardless of whether it works well or not. And nobody really has any idea if it will save money, or blow up the deficit. Regardless of political affiliation, it will affect every American one way or the other.

What could possibly happen when you extract 1.7 TRILLION dollars from the private sector? To find out, you could actually try reading the Bill & ever expanding regulations (and risk an aneurysm) or you could buy this fun party game instead.

This game demonstrates in a fun, educational way how the middle class may be affected over the next few years. Backers will receive a link to the actual law for reference while playing the game. Game rules will also be posted for review after the launch.

Obamacare The Board Game. You’ll have to play it to see what’s in it!

Obamacare The Game Playing Board.
Obamacare The Game Playing Board.

 What's inside the game?

  • (1) 18x18 Quad Fold Board
  • (2) Standard Dice
  • (6) Player Tokens
  • (5) Health Insurance Policy Cards
  • (4) Owner Industry Cards
  • (20) Penalty Cards
  • ObamaBucks Play Money
The Players.
The Players.
The Merchandise.
The Merchandise.
Backside of actual production board.
Backside of actual production board.
Obamacare The Game Prototype.
Obamacare The Game Prototype.

Obamacare The Game has been entirely self-funded up to this point, but we need help raising capital to move into the production stage. All the artwork and production files have been finalized, other than the exterior box art. We'll be finishing that up before this campaign ends.

We’re seeking to raise $12,500 to produce the first run of games and we can only collect the funds if we reach or exceed this goal.

Please Select the Pledge you'd like on the right hand side of this page, or find the "back this project" on the top of this page (right-hand side) and click it. Enter your amount, and pick your reward pledge. Then click "continue". You'll be directed to Amazon to check out. If you have an Amazon account, sign in. If you don't, choose "I am a new customer" and enter an email address to launch an account. Follow the directions to complete your donation.

Help us spread the word. Word of mouth is key for Kickstarter projects, so please tell all your friends about Obamacare The Game.

Full Text of the Affordable Care Act and the Reconciliation Act as signed into Law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.
http://docs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Although this is our first board game (and Kickstarter Campaign), my partner & I are both seasoned media professionals, having produced national print advertising, television media and corporate promotional materials.

We are used to working tight deadlines, and working with printing and manufacturing vendors. We are extremely pleased that our game's board & box manufacturer is also located here in Louisville, KY. This has enabled us to work closely together, maximizing the game's quality and avoiding all the problems inherent with Chinese manufacturing. We're proud to support our fellow American Businesses!

Rest assured, this game and the related merchandise will be shipped directly to all of our backers before the Christmas Season.

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    An Obamacare The Game Fridge Magnet. Free USA shipping. Acknowledgement on upcoming website.

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    EARLY BIRD - FIRST 75 BACKERS ONLY GAME PRICING. (1) Obamacare The Game Board Game. Free USA shipping.

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    EARLY BIRD Gift Special Package. (2) Obamacare The Game Board Games. One for you, and another for a loved one's Xmas present. Free USA shipping.

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    Deluxe Game Package A. (1) Obamacare The Game Board Game (1) Obamacare The Game T-Shirt (1) Fridge Magnet (1) Game Calculator Free USA shipping.

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    Gift Special Package. (2) Obamacare The Game Board Games. One for you, and another for a loved one's Xmas present. Free USA shipping.

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    Super Deluxe Game Package. (1) Obamacare The Game Board Game (1) Obamacare the Game Mug (1) Obamacare The Baseball Cap (1) Fridge Magnet (1) Game Calculator (1) Obamacare The Game T-Shirt. Free USA shipping.

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    GAME NIGHT! Play Obamacare The Game with the game's creator. I'll come to your local game store or coffee shop, and play a game with you and your friends. Must be within 500 miles of Louisville, KY. *IF YOU ARE OVER 500 MILES AWAY, YOU MUST ALSO PROVIDE AIRFARE.* Subject to scheduling and availability. (in other words, no..I'm not coming over for Christmas) Also includes (1) copy of Obamacare The Game.

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    Personally signed game by both the game's creator and the graphic designer. Also includes the rough home made prototype of the game, as well as graphic concept drawings. See how it started! One of a kind. Free USA shipping.

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    Endorsement Package. Your Company or Association's endorsement branding on one of the Game Box Corners. Subject to my approval. Guaranteed first production run only. Contact me for details.

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