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Derek Long
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There just has to be a space for a deck-builder with a political plotting, log-rolling and scheming game called House of Cards.

Working on it now....

 
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Michał Józef Gąsior
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I'm actually quite interested in such game, also trying to put my loads of ideas into a one bucket. Already made an outline, but still no prototype!
 
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Cosmic Charlie
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How does the American remake stack up against the original, in your view?
 
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Michał Józef Gąsior
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Haven't seen the original, though I think that the persona of Frank Underwood whom Kevin Spacey created is just genius!
 
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Craig Liken
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WackyBanana wrote:
How does the American remake stack up against the original, in your view?


Having seen both, they are quite different - I watched the British version ages ago so my memory of it is pretty hazy. It was shorter - only 3 or 4 parts or something, whereas the American remake was longer a built up more slowly. I enjoyed both, and agree that Spacey was excellent, as was his wife. Perhaps one thing it lacked against the original was that for whatever reason the British seem to do "pretend nice" in a more convincing way - Underwood always seemed pretty scheming - Urquart in the original British show seemed more charming (and funnier) outwardly so his malevolence (once exposed) was all the more shocking.
 
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João Pedro Cotrim
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liken@xtra.co.nz wrote:
WackyBanana wrote:
How does the American remake stack up against the original, in your view?


Having seen both, they are quite different - I watched the British version ages ago so my memory of it is pretty hazy. It was shorter - only 3 or 4 parts or something, whereas the American remake was longer a built up more slowly. I enjoyed both, and agree that Spacey was excellent, as was his wife. Perhaps one thing it lacked against the original was that for whatever reason the British seem to do "pretend nice" in a more convincing way - Underwood always seemed pretty scheming - Urquart in the original British show seemed more charming (and funnier) outwardly so his malevolence (once exposed) was all the more shocking.


This. Ian Richardson's Urquart really drew you into his web of intrigue and mischief in a way Spacey's Underwood never did. Years before Breaking Bad you found yourself rooting for the negative hero.
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Cosmic Charlie
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I think it is a matter of apples and oranges.
 
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Michał Józef Gąsior
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You really convinced me to watch the original series. My problem with first season of House of Cards was (what have been said) that Frank Underwood acted a few times too abstractly, there were a few parts where I was just "For real?". I think, that without the Kevin Spacey's charater it would just be near nothing.

But still want to make a board game. Got some ideas, trying to build them up into a solid one.
 
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Tomello Visello
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liken@xtra.co.nz wrote:
I watched the British version ages ago so my memory of it is pretty hazy. It was shorter - only 3 or 4 parts or something, whereas the American remake was longer a built up more slowly.
It was broadcast as 4 episodes, and then later 2 addtional sequels of similar length followed based on its success.
 
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