“... 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.”

Founding Fathers: Offices & Statesmen

The first Founding Fathers expansion adds 36 cards plus solitaire, two-player and other variants.

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.

Includes:
17 Statesmen cards
4 Office Cards
10 Action Cards
5 revised Issue Cards
10 additional white cubes
2 larger white cubes
4 larger green cubes
Small rules booklet

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.

This expansion is compatible with either version of Founding Fathers:
Founding Fathers [www.thegamecrafter.com]
Founding Fathers: Green Edition [www.thegamecrafter.com]

Components

Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 27 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 4 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
NOTE: This game does not come with packaging.

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Action Shots

Requirements

time>120
players1-6
age12+

Cool Factors

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


Vitals

DesignerCalvinus Designs
Average Rating (8)
Publish DateNovember 25, 2014
EditionFirst
DepartmentBoard Games
GenreHistoric
ThemePolitics
SettingPast
AudienceHardcore Gamer
Primary MechanicStrategy
If You LikeDiplomacy
More InfoFounding Fathers: Offices & Statesmen web site



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