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Publisher
Year Published
1980
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
18 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
18 and up
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Public Assistance
Alternate Names
Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?
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A politically-motivated roll-and-move type game where players move around the board in two different tracks: "working person's rut" and "able-bodied welfare recipient's promenade." The goal of the game is to have the most money after a pre-determined number of circuits around the board have been achieved. The spaces on the board contain various instructions on where to move your piece or how much money to receive or pay out. Players also collect "welfare benefit" and "working person's burden" cards as they progress around the board. The situations presented in the game ridicule the American welfare system and are very "politically incorrect".

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Contents:

63 Paper Baby 'counters'
54 Welfare Benefit cards
54 Working Person's Burden cards
8 plastic pawns in 4 colors; 3 D6
Money
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Publisher: Hammerhead Enterprises
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Year: 1980
Size: 19.25 x 9.50 x 1.50 inches
2.00 pounds
English
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Board Game Rank: 10343
Num Ratings: 44
Average Rating: 4.48
Standard Deviation: 2.17
Num Views: 36511
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
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Personal Comments: 41
Users Owning: 107
Users Wanting: 12
Users Trading: 13 [find trade matches]
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