“Excellent, excellent game. Had an absolute blast. We were totally invested. You have created a sandbox that allows me to be a politician. Some played like Frank Underwood, others like LBJ.”

Founding Fathers Upgrade Kit

Update your Founding Fathers base game to the latest and greatest!

This is the Founding Fathers UPGRADE KIT that some of you have requested. If you ordered the base game before January 25, 2015* this updates your cards, mats and rules to reflect improvements made since the original publication.

Includes 36 cards, 3 player mats and a full rules booklet.

Prominent changes:
-State Admission Issues are now the responsibility of the State department rather than the President.
-The requirements for certain early States are corrected.
-The Financial Panic and Bank of the USA Issues have improved instructions.
-Setup changes to help the first Washington administration
-Improved rules examples
-Scenario additions
-Rules clarifications

The quote above from Hans van der Drift describes the version of the game that includes these updates.

*If you're not sure your set needs upgrading, check any Era A State Admission card. The up to date versions make them the responsibility of the State Department.

Note that there is no box or bag for this small kit.

Of course this kit is not usable without a copy of the Founding Fathers [www.thegamecrafter.com] base game.

For more information see the Founding Fathers FAQ: Yahoo! Groups [groups.yahoo.com]


Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 9 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 22 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
Half MatHalf Mat (3)
NOTE: This game does not come with packaging.



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Cool Factors

  • Voting, politics and negotiation
  • Card-based gameplay
  • Historical accuracy and immersive detail


DesignerUp & Away/Calvinus Games
Average Rating (3)
Publish DateMay 04, 2015
DepartmentBoard Games
AudienceHardcore Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
If You LikeDiplomacy
More InfoFounding Fathers Upgrade Kit web site

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