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Road to the White House (1992)

Average Rating: 6.01/10
Board Game Rank: 4859
Thematic Rank: 615
Strategy Game Rank: 1261
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1992
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3 − 6
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Best with 5 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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The essence of the game is that you are moving from one to four pawns around the country, landing in cities, and scoring "votes" in the appropriate state which are proportional to the size of the city. Each turn, you move and add votes to the states you land in.

There are many complications that can occur. You can sit out a turn and collect money. With money, you can buy "organization" in a state, acting as a multiplier to all subsequent votes you get in that state. You can buy "advertising" - most useful in buying votes in piddly states that you're too busy to visit. You can buy "surrogates" which are additional pawns who may travel, garnering votes, just like your candidate. You can buy "special flights" that help you get to places without the luck of the dice.

The most characteristic part of the game comes in the "issues". Each player picks a politician with his own profile on how he stands on various issues. Then either through choice or chance cards, issues become "active". As long as the issue is active, politicians with a relevant stand will have bonuses or penalties when he visits certain states. The game strongly encourages role playing.

The climax of the game comes at the end, as you go down each state to see who has the most votes, thereby winning that state's delegates. There is a smart balloting system, in which the lowest scoring player drops out, giving his states' votes to the next strongest in each state. This continues, with players dropping out in each successive ballot until a winner is chosen.


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Road to the White House
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Mayfair First Edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
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Year: 1992
Product Code: 192462MFG2995
Size: 11.00 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches
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0 Road to the Whitehouse Scoresheet Spreadsheet
Based on 2012-2020 Electoral College numbers, I've added on to the concepts of several others' spreadsheets to create a Google-based version: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoK1sqU0_GUwdG1CcjRGYlJsWTZ4LWFQM1VvYXp1NHc This should add up the current standings for all players automatically - when it's each player's turn, have one scorekeeper (or each player) go to the player sheet (tab) in the spreadsheet and record their rolls, surrogates, and total votes for that turn. You have to do the bonus addition and multiplication for each state yourself since they change turn by turn, but the computer will total everything for you. This does require a small rule variation: eliminate "polling" and the concept of secret scoresheets - give everyone equal access to this...
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2012-12-28
3 2008 Candidate Sheets
Updated 2008 Candidate sheet, 2008 event cards, and cutouts for tokens and campaign buttons.
2008-09-18
2 Tracking Sheet '08
Road to the White House automated score sheet with Electoral College numbers updated for the election in 2008, version 1.0
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2007-12-12
2 Tracking Sheet
Road to the White House automated score sheet, Version 1.0
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2007-12-12
4 road2whitehouse-turn.pdf
Aid featuring turn summary, action costs and dirty tricks
2004-09-26
0 Road to the White House.doc
Sequence of Play and Costs
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0 Road to the White House.doc
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Board Game Rank: 4859
Thematic Rank: 615
Strategy Game Rank: 1261
Num Ratings: 229
Average Rating: 6.01
Standard Deviation: 1.75
Num Views: 34501
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.5
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Personal Comments: 116
Users Owning: 500
Users Wanting: 8
Users Trading: 65 [find trade matches]
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