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Founding Fathers: Ladies & Orators

A bite-sized but satisfying expansion




This expansion kit translates an early date for suffrage for women into the possibility of ladies participating in the government. In addition several Statesmen like Daniel Webster now have a new Orator ability. Others like Andrew Jackson have improved Ability when they act as General. And as always there are more opportunities for subterfuge.

Includes 18 cards and 5 black rings. In more detail:

  • Eight Statesman now have oratorical abilities that enhance their ability to gain popularity by making speeches.

  • Three Statesmen now have extra ability when they serve as General.

  • If you grant women the vote, three female politicians enter play.

  • New rules mean that presidential candidates who lose twice must bow out.

  • And now if you pass the Sedition Act you can put your fellow politicians on trial.

Note that there is no box for this small kit. It all fits in your existing Founding Fathers packaging.

This kit is not usable without one of

It is fully compatible with the Offices and Statesmen and Civil War & the Gilded Age expansions.


Published February 28, 2017.

Thanks for the suggestions of John Weber that helped inspire parts of this expansion.

What This Is

This is not a mass-produced game, but printed-on-demand . We have uploaded the artwork, rules and specifications, but The Game Crafter makes it only when you order it. Learn more.


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Average Rating 6 reviews
Publish Date March 01, 2017
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info Founding Fathers: Ladies & Orators web site

Why buy this?

Great expansion that makes needed changes to reflect great orators and generals. I have seen Dolley destroy the republic twice.

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

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  • This game does not come in a box.


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