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Gene Sharp in boardgames?
Citizens cannot fight with weapons in a revolution. Impossible to win. They must fight a non violent war. The guy who stops a tank in Beijing (84?) comes to my mind.

Is the principes of Gene Sharp book "From Dictatorship to Democracy" implemented in any wargames?



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It seems that a game like 1989: Dawn of Freedom or Free At Last would fill the bill here. (Not wargames, but games that fit your model to some extent).
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Thanks!

What I was looking for. Especially 1989, DoF seems to fit the bill perfectly. You will probably see a few of Gene Sharp principes in this game.

The non violent revolution is not a black hole in board gaming after all - as I feared.
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I've read Gene Sharp and have tried to put as many of his "non-kinetic" options in my counterinsurgency game designs as possible. Examples include Tupamaro, Shining Path: The Struggle for Peru, Redguard, Battle of Seattle, Algeria: The War of Independence 1954-1962, and Land of the Free. In Civil Power, a tactical game I did on riots, excess violence is not rewarded.

I also have several games, not published as yet, that go further along these lines.

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