Board game to decide presidency?

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  1. Deadly Dog

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    Illuminati, because which conspiracy you play determines your victory conditions.

    Trump is the Discordian Society. So he wins by getting enough "weird" groups in his fold. In other words, doesn't matter who wins the election he already won the game.

    Biden must be Bermuda triangle, as a good pluralist he tries to get a group of each alignment into his fold.
     
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  2. Narz

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    How about Twister? I'm down for hot yoga teacher president
     
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    Yo I would pay to see the four of them play an honest game of twister. A bunch of games if it ends too fast.
     
  4. Quintillus

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    I'd propose a game of Trump: The Game. It would only be appropriate for Trump to hand over the reigns to an opponent who beat him at his own game.
     
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    I’ve been interested in this game, but given how much he had licensed his name to different products, I don’t know if he had any input in how it was designed.

    Not that he would be a good game designer, but he would have insights into luxury real estate. As a game designer, I imagine he’d be really lousy.
     
  6. AmazonQueen

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    Its actually supposed to be a decent game. Don't think he had anything to do with the design. The listed designers are all industry professionals.
     
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    If his name is on it, he might get royalties though (unless he sold the rights, who knows).
     
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    That’s good! ...and it’s bad.

    I want to see the game designed by Trump, and not one with his face on the box... and the money...

    I want to see the elements that he, and he alone, would put into it.

    Similarly, I want Joe Biden to make a Senate board game. And then in a reversal, have each of them make a board game about the other’s field of expertise—I think the Biden property game would be better than the Trump Senate game, and I think Joe just probably has an overall better board game temperament.

    Best U.S. Presidents in the last sixty years to design a board game? Hands down, it would be Nixon and Johnson in the top tier. Bill Clinton in the second tier, maybe also George W. Bush. Everyone else, maybe not so great.
     
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    A Nixon board game would involve you ending the game yelling at the pieces while blaming it on the Jews and Homosexuals.
     
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    It was designed by someone else, of course; essentially all he had to do was give his approval to the project and the revenue split. But, having played it with Clinton and Stein supporters, it's not a bad game (we were unsuccessful at convincing the only Trump supporter we knew well to try it). It's a somewhat more complex, more interesting version of Monopoly. Property ownership can be swapped in various ways including trades and in reactions to actions played, and players also have cards that give them bonus cash if they own certain combinations of buildings - e.g. both the casino and the cruise line. So it's a lot more dynamic than Monopoly.

    I'd be curious if any presidents were involved in game design at all. I'd hazard the most likely would be presidents who used to be generals - Eisenhower, Grant, etc. But who knows, maybe one of the early presidents came up with their own variant of whist.
     
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    When did Nixon make a board game out of Lithuania's MO for everything?
     
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    I don't think he has insights into anything.
     
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    So says he. Need I remind you of how much he lies?
     
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    At least it was a stylish game.
     
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    I’m thinking like Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School.

     
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    If I saw that at a games convention I'd want to play it.
     
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    Iirc it is basically monopoly, but with cool props.
    I had it when I was in late elementary school and played a few games.
     
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    Fujiyama :lol:

    Dating things to the 1980’s lecture 101: “the Japanese will soon own everything.”
     
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