Ratchet up the fun with this cute little addition to your Founding Fathers base game. New Statesman offer new Election possibilities. New Offices mean more opportunities for Presidents to negotiate and more rewards to bestow. New Actions provide even more ways to vex and surprise the opposition. Plus, now you can play solo games against a virtual opponent or head-to-head in the party vs. party two-player variant. Finally the Historical Factions variant groups like Statesmen together, providing even more real-life flavor.
The additional Statesmen and Offices should be especially useful for 5-6 player games, but may be employed with any number of players. The new Offices mean that the President has more rewards (i.e. pork) to distribute and there is a tendency for all the players to be more involved during the Issues phase. Some of the Offices have new features and abilities as well. The new, powerful Action cards add considerable scope for intrigue.
Also on offer are variants for solitaire and 2-player play. Now a lack of opponents doesn't have to stop you and the robot opposition can be quite a challenge.
But there's even more. the Historical Variant gives each player only the Statesmen of his ideology and section. It works with any of the existing scenarios.
Finally there are special new High Tension rules that reflect the torrid situation of the 1860 election. These also work with any of the scenarios/variants.
Best of all, everything fits easily into your existing Founding Fathers box.
... absolutely superb. There is a real sense of history ... and it gives a great narrative... the extra cards from the Offices and Statesmen expansion really add to the game.
|Average Rating||9 reviews|
|Publish Date||November 25, 2014|
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|More Info||Founding Fathers: Offices & Statesmen web site|