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J. Atkinson
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I was thinking about using this game in a class, and I was looking for ideas on how to shorten the game time some to about half.

One idea was to start at turn 3 with some cards added to the campaign deck.
 
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wendigo song
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What grade/grade level are you looking to have the class for?
 
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13 to 16 age range.
 
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Make it only 5 turns long, skip the debates, and after turn 5 do the general election. Since you are not keeping a card for the debates only hand out 5 cards per turn. Players are then forced to be more judicious with their Candidate card and momentum markers. I would also suggest making a one page reference sheet for the rules so the kids don't have to thumb through the rulebook.
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J. Atkinson
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harlemsushi wrote:
Make it only 5 turns long, skip the debates, and after turn 5 do the general election. Since you are not keeping a card for the debates only hand out 5 cards per turn. Players are then forced to be more judicious with their Candidate card and momentum markers. I would also suggest making a one page reference sheet for the rules so the kids don't have to thumb through the rulebook.


Good idea on the cheat sheet! Also, good idea on skipping the debate.
 
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Aaron Cappocchi
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There are a couple pro-Kennedy Events that help in the Debates, you'll want to consider removing them (and maybe a couple Nixon Events to balance the game changes.)

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