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Board game to decide presidency?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by amadeus, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. IglooDame

    IglooDame Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I do think the next four years will boil down to one long game of tic-tac-toe...
     
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    The Resistance.
     
  3. Spidernova

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    Twilight Struggle, clearly.
     
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    Civilization board game.
     
  5. amadeus

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    I thought of this too. I tried to read the rules before online but it didn’t click with me how it all worked. I’m familiar with Chris Crawford’s game Balance of Power, but that’s a computer game.

    I suppose if I had an actual copy of the game, it would be a lot easier for me to understand.
     
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    Using a board game couldn't possibly be more stupid than the Electoral College tbf

    I choose Fireball Island
     
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  7. amadeus

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    My initial idea was to have them face off on Jeopardy! although the show typically has three contestants.

    Would have been good for ‘92.
     
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  8. Spidernova

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    Yeah, it makes a lot more sense when you play it a few times.
     
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    A blank sheet of paper for a board and the rules of Mornington Crescent.
     
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    It is settled, we have them play Candyland.
     
  11. Hygro

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    I would favor a series of contests. Arm wrestling, obstacle course, a battle of wits with iocane.
     
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    So long as it's sportsmanlike.
     
  13. stinkubus

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    The electoral college is a board game. We're the pawns.

    A game of backgammon between those two would be an absolute laugh riot. Zero chance either would ever understand the rules. They could both be dead before the game ever reached a conclusion.
     
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    You need a deck of cards: take out the 8 of spades and the 3 of clubs. Shoot the rest into the air.

    Pickup 50. The ability to smile while cleaning up a bully's mess might be the most important skill here.
     
  15. amadeus

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    I noticed that you didn’t take out the jokers. Is that because they’re the ones doing the work?

    Yeah this joke is crap but whatever.
     
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    Drops Mike......
     
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    Twilight Struggle also exsists in a computer version.

    Man, Balance of Power. That takes me back. Always used to end in some completely trivial conflict escalating into nuclear war.
     
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    USSR PLEDGES $20 MILLION MILITARY AID TO SALVADORIAN REBELS
     
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    You can still incorporate board games though, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_boxing .
     
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