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Richard Adams
Scotland
Haddington
East Lothian
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From what I hear and read - not up to the standard of Twilight Struggle - but keen to give it a go all the same - not yet played
2015-07-04
Owned
Olivier Levasseur
Canada
Montreal
Québec
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10
Feb 2009*
Amazing theme and gameplay!
2015-07-03
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Julio Riquelme
Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
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7
Apr 2014
La temática no me llama, pero el juego la verdad es que está bastante bien.
2015-06-30
Danielle Weaver
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Keep
2015-06-29
Owned
Peter Elsenheimer
United States
Howard City
Michigan
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9
Jun 2015
Very Cool Tactical Epic 2-player Area-Control/Influence Hand-Management War-Like Awesome Game !!!!!!!!!!
2015-06-24
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Mike Szarka
Canada
Oshawa
Ontario
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When it is your turn to send a VASSAL move, the wait is excruciating. When it's my turn, well, I've been busy.
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8
Jun 2015
After one play seems like a well-balanced and interesting mid-weight CDG. Nice mix of fun and strategy and plenty of history.
2015-06-20
Owned
Rock Preacher
United States
Michigan
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Excellent Condition, Looks New!
2015-06-13
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J-F Huard
Canada
Shawinigan
Quebec
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+120615 VS La crypte de la Créature
2015-06-12
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Northern Vecino
Spain
Madrid
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[ESP] Muy interesantes mecánicas. Insuperable relación calidad/precio.
2015-06-08
Mark Coleman
Wales
Barry, South Wales
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8.5
Apr 2013
Still brilliant after 15+ plays. One of my favourite two player games of all time.
2015-06-02
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Brent Case
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8
Sep 2013
OOP
2015-05-31
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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Rub the wizard! You should probably wash your hands.
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8
Oct 2010
I like TS a bit better but this is simpler and faster. A tiny edge for Nixon means you can let the inexperienced player play him.
2015-05-28
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Spencer Witt
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2 Player
2015-05-28
Esteban Marin
Spain
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Tengo Videoreseña
Control Areas/Conquista
3.2
2015-05-25
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Brian Pierce
Denmark
Aarhus
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8
Oct 2014
I enjoy this game. It isn't as stellar as Twilight Struggle or 1989, but I still enjoy the unique mechanics.
2015-05-25
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klf NC
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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May 2015
fun.
2015-05-19
Saintmarshal Saintmarshal
Belgium
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8
Mar 2012
Protected. Premium.
2015-05-19
Owned
Sebastien Martel
Canada
Quebec
Quebec
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NEUF
2015-05-18
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Dalius Rupainis
Lithuania
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Miss! Does no damage to Liquid Metal Slime!
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8.4
May 2015
Has a similar vibe to Twilight Struggle, but nonetheless stands on its own as a great presidential election simulation.
2015-05-14
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aaron harrison
United States
oneonta
New York
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6.6
Jul 2014
2nd edition
2015-05-13
Owned
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Chadgr
United States
Ithaca
New York
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8
May 2013
played
2015-05-08
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Scott Daniel
United States
San Diego
California
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9
Dec 2013
Card-driven game of the very tight 1960 US Presidential election. Does an outstanding job of capturing the tension of a political campaign. The challenge of balancing resources in battling for the individual states while managing the issues and dealing with the unexpected results that the events present does a great job.
2015-05-06
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Jason Smith
United States
Vancouver
WA
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8
Jan 2013
One corner of lid split. O/w like new, all components.
2015-05-06
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Jonathan Weidow
Sweden
Mölndal
Unspecified
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9
May 2015
Wow, a really great game which shares most of the mechanics from Twilight Struggle, but played in a shorter time. Great thematic feeling.
2015-05-06
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James Drury
Canada
Longueuil
Quebec
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Dice Tower Top 100 (2014):
-Sam Healey: N/A
-Dan King: 85/100
-Zee Garcia: N/A
-Tom Vasel: N/A
-People's Choice: N/A
2015-05-05
Whisper
France
Salon de Provence
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8
May 2014
Unique : Politique

REGLE : Résumé à vérifier
2015-05-02
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Tony Pace
Taiwan
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Taichung
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7
Mar 2013
It's an interesting game for politics geeks... but a little flat overall.
2015-05-01
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Rafael Pires
Portugal
Lisboa
Campo Grande
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8
Dec 2014
Cruzmatias
Sleeved

I'm really impressed by 1960: The Making of the President and I do not consider it a TS spin-off. Visually appealing with a game play that gives you plenty of choices to formulate a winning strategy, all in all is a very strategic game that plays in about 2 hours with an amazing theme.
2015-04-29
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Charles Neal
Canada
Hillsburgh
Ontario
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9
Apr 2015
I like this one, it's fun to play Nixon and put on a pithy baritone voice, or Kennedy with a Hah-vaad accent. My biggest challenge is that it doesn't work well solitaire.
2015-04-22
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Jeff Pratt
United States
Anacortes
Washington
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8
Oct 2010
This is an excellent card-driven game of campaign politics, based on the Nixon/Kennedy presidential election. Not only is it fun, it's also a damn good history lesson. I went into my first game of 1960 expecting to be a little bored by the theme. How wrong I was. Almost every event card that entered my hand made me say "No way...that actually happened?" I'd never fully understood why this election was considered such a pivotal event, aside from Kennedy going on to become a beloved American icon. (To be fair, I missed this particular party by about a decade and a half...I'm a Reagan era kid!) Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the history lesson.

As for the actual nuts and bolts of the game, it's a solid adaptation of the Twilight Struggle system. The only feature I don't care for are the debates. I'm still not sure if they are meant to be used as a card dump or if they're actually something to focus your campaign strategy around. It doesn't seem like a great idea to burn strong cards in setting up for the it, since the rewards aren't overwhelmingly good. Yet if you don't prepare and just discard to it at random, then the whole phase can really burn you. That's a fairly minor complaint though, as the rest of the game is an entertaining and educational tug-of-war that keeps both players engaged right up until election night.
2015-04-20
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James Beaumont
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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9
Mar 2015
guy on Reddit wanted it really bad.
2015-04-16
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Keng Leong Yeo
Singapore
Singapore
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小富靠勤,中富靠智,大富靠德。
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8 after 1 play.

Thematical implementation of the US electoral system, but as I am not from the US, my enjoyment of it is more limited. It has high replayability with good quality components.
2015-04-16
David Folksman
United Kingdom
liverpool
Merseyside
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Keep Crom and crush you enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.
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Looking to re-acquire this!
2015-04-14
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Marcus
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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3
Nov 2014
Overrated. Rating based on only one play, which was at best OK... but very dissatisfying for the following reasons:

- the debates seem nearly pointless, more a catchall for the discarding of relatively weak cards

- almost always seems better to use the cards for events than OPs

- a lot of back and forth moving of cubes that felt repetitive

- not sure about replay value

- wasn't excited by the game play
2015-04-12
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Lionel
United States
San Francisco
California
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On its way
2015-04-10
Owned
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Tom Eigelsbach
United States
Greenbelt
Maryland
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This looks like a solid, historical game, and I haven't seen or played it yet, but the description and reviews have peaked my interest. The used copies on eBay, however, are way too expensive for me to consider. I haven't seen a copy under $70 for sale. If it comes back into print, or someone sells me a weathered, used copy cheap, I'll get it.
2015-04-10
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Shane White
Australia
Mount Colah
NSW
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10
Feb 2015
Sleeved.
2015-04-07
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Duck Farmer
Australia
Ziggurat City
Phantasmagoria
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7
Nov 2012
Reached my fifth play just before the 2012 presidential elections. I think I'll play it once a year on the first Tuesday of every November (Melbourne Cup Day!). Not a bad game, but it seems to be largely a see-saw for NY, PA, CA, IL, and TX. Initial rating of 7.
2015-04-02
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Miguel C
Spain
Zaragoza
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Nov 2013
4/6 (0.67)
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1/1 Lo·2
2015-03-31
Owned
R L
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French edition with home made English cards.
2015-03-31
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Thierry Michel
France
Paris
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7
Mar 2015
Very thematic, original and entertaining. Its main weakness for me is that I never really know how well I am faring mid-play, though more experience with the system might fix that.
2015-03-27
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David Thompson
United States
Portland
Oregon
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8.2
Jul 2008*
This is my favorite lengthy two-player. The details of the thematic integration, the potential impact of swing states on election day, and the variety of play options make for a fantastic game. Some of the cards seem crazy powerful, but not enough to keep one side from winning the election. The turn of events and wild finishes still surprise me after 10 plays.

UPDATE: My interest in playing this has cooled a little, but my respect for the design hasn't. Hoping to use the structure as a teaching tool for investigating another election someday.
2015-03-26
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Alexander Künzle
Germany
Rotenburg Wümme
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Dec 2014
2015-03-26
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Daniel Peterson

Layton
Utah
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8
May 2014
2 player only:

I love this game. Most of my 2-player games are the kosmos 2 player games. I love having an in depth, engaging game of strategy for 2 players in my collection. First game was a fight over New York. Second was fight over New York with some media battles to help. Third game was getting endorsements to pick up states at election day. Great game with many paths to victory!
2015-03-23
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Spain
El Astillero
Cantabria
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Vaya por delante que el tema, para mí, es una NO rotundo. Sin embargo siempre está bien escuchar a los demás... y las críticas eran TAN buenas!!!
El juego es fenomenal. Recrea la campaña por la presidencia entre Nixon y Kennedy.

La partida está dividida en 4 espacios temporales: la campaña electoral, un debate televisivo, el sprint final de la campaña y el resultado electoral.
Los turnos constan de tres fases (a grandes rasgos): robar cartas, jugarlas y una última fase donde dependiendo de la política del candidato se reparten beneficios en forma de apoyos electorales o de impulsos (que no dejan de ser esfuerzos del candidato por ocultar sus debilidades o hacerse con políticas jugadas por el oponente).

Las cartas se gastan de dos maneras:
- como puntos para ser gastados en mítines (que consiguen hacer retroceder el apoyo electoral al rival o hacer avanzar al tuyo en el mapa de EEUU) o también para enfatizar el tipo de política (derechos civiles, defensa o economía).
- O como el texto que trae cada carta, que será pro Kennedy, pro Nixon, o a favor de los dos. Todos los textos son sucesos que ocurrieron durante la campaña y siempre salen todas las cartas en cada partida.

Despues del turno 5, llega el Gran Debate televisivo, una fase que tiene su enjundia y que aunque no me parece excelentemente bien resuelta (al menos por ahora) le da una pausa y un aroma a la partida que me chifla.

Le siguen dos turnos más, que son el sprint de campaña, con alguna regla especial chiquitilla, y por último el resultado de las generales, con un recuento de votos de mucha tensión, donde el número que se perigue es ¿267?. (creo que sí).
Pedazo de juego para dos, terriblemente inmersivo, de reglas fáciles, difícil de controlar pero que jugado con calma es estupendo. Duración cortuca-media y con un tempo y una sensación de baile de salón, donde todo fluye, donde todo está relacionado y la lógica lo domina todo... Un aroma excelente... (Salvo cuando en los dos últimos turnos, una vez acabado el debate televisivo, se roba alguna carta que apoya ese debate, y que a mí juicio, me saca completamente de esa fluidez)

Es un placer jugar al jueguito. Me recuerda muchísimo al Twilight Struggle aunque no sé por qué, éste de las elecciones me gusta más. Todo será jugar más al TS!

2015-03-21
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Qumad Al-Riyf
Norway
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Shut Up & Sit Down - 1960: The Making of the President
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfVGEQrQPzA
1960 Review with the Game Boy Geek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng3FvL88-m8
2015-03-20
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mark van der werf
Netherlands
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6.5
Mar 2015
Cool game but feels worse than Twilight Struggle. The theme is cool but less engaging to me as the cold war and the mechanics are less interesting. Especially the cube bag and the political issues feel a bit boring and the events aren't as interesting as in Twilight Struggle.
2015-03-19
Chris Heuer
United States
Eagan
Minnesota
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Dec 2007*
maybe
2015-03-17
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Yves Hompech
Belgium
liege
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VF
2015-03-16
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Jeff Jackson
United States
Mather
California
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OK, one time Randy Beaman had to take baths with his brother. So one time his little brother took a potty in the bathtub .....and now Randy Beaman gets to take showers alone. 'K, bye.
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7
Mar 2015
Good two player card-driven game. The only reason it's not an 8 is because of the longer play time and constant back-to-back take that. I prefer my 2p games to be under an hour. In my few games, you simply react to what the other player dose - you don't really develop a game plan.
2015-03-13
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