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Founding Fathers: try your hand at being President.
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Founding Fathers
In a new nation surrounded by enemies and debt, you're the president. Can you survive?
In the Fall of 1787, after nearly four months of wrangling, brow-beating and arm twisting the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia emerged with a Constitution. Over the next several months it would be ratified by the newly-independent states. They also had a leader, the universally popular George Washington. Now it was time to see if it would all actually work. Could a democratic republic surrounded by enemies, deeply in debt – a new experiment in the world – thrive and survive, or would Benjamin Franklin's dark hint – "A republic, if you can keep it" – prove all too apt.

Founding Fathers is a game for three to six simulating the governance of the first four score and several years of the American Republic – its controversies, wars, and questions Great and small. The game begins in the presidency of George Washington and may end with Lincoln, Douglas, Davis and the outbreak of the Civil War – if the players can control their competitive urges long enough to keep it alive.

Founding Fathers draws inspiration from the classic The Republic of Rome™, but departs in many directions. Featuring fifty statesman it includes every historical major party candidate for president and vice president. Rather than only war events, there are sixty-nine distinct issues from the Bank of the US to the Bill of Rights, the Whiskey Rebellion to the War of 1812 and even some counterfactuals like ending slavery and suffrage for women. The president chooses his cabinet and negotiates with Congress to resolve issues and cultivate his popularity. But each player maintains several statesmen and decisions must have an eye to the future as every four years brings another election to be contested on the growing map of the United States. Play tends to be quicker, yet the experience deeper as players delve into the actual thorny issues of the greatest Republic on earth.

Founding Fathers: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/founding-fathers

Founding Fathers Green Edition: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/founding-fathers:-green...

Founding Fathers Offices and Statesmen expansion: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/founding-fathers:-offic...

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User Details for heli
Registration Date: 2002-06-06
Last Profile Update: 2015-09-08
Last Login: 2015-10-04
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State: California
Town/City: Bay Area
Website: http://spotlightongames.com
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