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Year Published
2009
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(28 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
50 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(12 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(20 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Campaign Manager 2008
Alternate Names
Director de Campaña 2008
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Campaign Manager 2008 challenges players to develop a winning political strategy within the tumultuous context of the 2008 presidential campaign. Employing a new take on card driven game systems, each player will create a unique deck that represents their advice to their candidate. The players will struggle to influence voters in the critical swing states from this election, while targeting key constituencies that just might put them over the top. Players will try to define the key issue in the states. Will McCain dominate the national security debate, or can Obama play on people's fears over the economy? As the campaign manager of a national presidential campaign, you will either identify the road to the White House, or the road to irrelevance.

User review: The object of the game (and it is a game, not a simulation) is to lead your candidate, John McCain or Barack Obama, to victory by getting 270 electoral votes. Twenty battleground states are up for grabs in this game of cardplay.

Each player has a deck of forty five Campaign Strategy cards; only fifteen can be used in the game. (The rules suggest a selected fifteen cards for novices.) Each player also has a deck of ten battleground state tiles. Each player will select two of their states to put into play. (again, the rules make a suggestion for novices.)
In turn, a player either plays a card from one's own hand and follows the instructions on it or draws a card if fewer than five are already held.

To win a state, a player must get complete support from the state's voters in the issue which has more support of the people. Each state also has two key demographics. A shift in which demographic takes precidence also may affect the effect of a player's cards.

Some cards require players to go "negative." These cards require the opponent to roll a die and the result may give the opponent an unintended benefit.

Whenever a player wins a state, the electoral votes are added to that candidate's tally. A state is brought into play by the winning manager and chance card is put into effect.

The game is over when one manager scores 270 electoral votes. That player is the winner. A tie, resulting in winner, is possible.

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Campaign Manager 2008
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English edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Josh Cappel
Year: 2009
Product Code: ZMG4058
Size: 12.48 x 8.90 x 2.83 inches
3.34 pounds
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Publisher: Gen-X Games
Artist: Josh Cappel
Year: 2009
Product Code: 8437010181061
Size: 12.01 x 8.78 x 1.77 inches
3.31 pounds
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1 Tuck boxes for cards and state boards
These tuck boxes fit the cards and boards well and I find them much more functional than the included insert.
English
2013-02-26
1 Aide de jeu en Français (par Kratos38)
Aide de jeu complète. Enjoy! D'autres aides ici : http://sites.google.com/site/kratos38fr/home
French
2010-12-29
4 Unofficial German Rules CM08
Unofficial German Rules for Campaign Manager 2008, v1.0 Inoffizielle deutsche Regeln, v1.0
German
2010-11-17
5 Excel-based scoreboard for Campaign Manager 2008
Here's a spreadsheet to replace the well-intentioned but not terribly functional scoreboard that comes with the game. Please let me know if I made any mistakes!
English
2010-08-30
5 concise reference sheet by hecose
Correction on hand size. Please use this version.
English
2010-08-30
2 FAQ v1.0 - Compiled from BGG user questions (TCn)
This useful Traditional Chinese FAQ was translated and modified from GeoMan(BGG)'s article. Thanks for his permission...^_^
Chinese
2010-03-16
23 FAQ v1.0 - Compiled from BGG user questions
FAQ compiled from BGG user questions
English
2010-03-13
5 Scoring Sheet
Easier to keep score. Print, laminate and use an erasable marker.
English
2010-03-10
10 Analysis of Cards
It may help you to build the Campaign Decks more efficiently...^_^
English
2010-03-10
5 Analysis of Cards (Traditional Chinese)
I try to classify the whole 90 cards into 9 types and analyze their functions. It may help to build the Campaign Decks more efficiently...^_^
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2010-03-09
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 817
Strategy Game Rank: 471
Num Ratings: 2121
Average Rating: 6.75
Standard Deviation: 1.28
Num Views: 174288
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Fans: 76
Personal Comments: 722
Users Owning: 2619
Users Wanting: 56
Users Trading: 315 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 6303
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DJ81: Director de Campaña 2008 (2009) Jason Matthews + Christian Leonhard
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ET72: Obama nos espia a traves de las Eras
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Campaign Manager 2008
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I've Been Diced! episode 40: Jason Matthews
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Session Impressions: Campaign Manager 2008
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