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Rick
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I was in a game store the other day. A man came in and wanted to return this game (I believe it was this version). The reason being the were events that were not accurate. I didn't want to get involved, but I was curious if anyone has noticed errors in this or another version of the game.
 
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Chris Johnson
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There are definitely errors; I've seen them in every version of this game I've played.

Sometimes the data is wrong; sometimes the picture and/or title is wrong. (Sloppy translation sometimes plays a role, too. Apparently fact-checking isn't something anyone wanted to spend time or money on.)

It's to the point that I precede every game of this that I play with a disclaimer: "This game has errors; if you believe a card is wrong, we can and will check it, just speak up."

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Mark Nicosia
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Just make it a new variant... if someone challenges a card, just google or wiki it. If they were right, they play the card AND discard another one. If they were wrong, draw 2!
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Tim Patterson
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My historical set has Charlemagne being crowned Western Emperor in 1939. It should be 800, so quite a big difference.
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Jeffrey Kessler
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The US Historical set has Gerold Ford elected President. Considering he's the only president not elected to either Vice President or President, it's an amusing error. Plus, the date is wrong for when he became president.
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Jim Leitzel
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IIRC someone mentioned that the errors in the cards were fixable by the owners with sharpies.. and that this was encouraged by the designer..

Cannot find the source of that .. but was pretty sure it was here on teh Geek..
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Anthony Martins
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kasaiz wrote:
The US Historical set has Gerold Ford elected President. Considering he's the only president not elected to either Vice President or President, it's an amusing error. Plus, the date is wrong for when he became president.


You think they'd fix that in reprints. This information kind of turns me off to the game. Part of the appeal is the learning experience. blush
 
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