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I like political games and think revolutions in particular are fascinating. So what games can people suggest? I'm looking for games that are more about the political aspect of the revolution not the war aspect. So I'm not looking at American Revolution games (because those are really wargames).

Here are some I've thought of:

Revolution!
- Not the best game but a decent game. I'm fond of it cuz the kid used to enjoy kicking his parents butts (he could read our minds).
Junta: Viva el Presidente! - It's about coups and corruption, but it can be viewed as somewhat revolutionary in tone.
Liberté - A political influence game.
A Study in Emerald (second edition) - Another Martin Wallace. Revolting against our Cthulhu overlords.
Pax Porfiriana - Strange and fascinating political game.
The Resistance
and of course The Resistance: Avalon
Kremlin - I'm not sure if this belongs on my list, since it's really post revolution.

So, any more good ideas?



 
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Wir sind das Volk! might qualify.
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Assuming that you want stuff that's at least a bit simulationey rather than the likes of Guillotine:

Down with the King has you all as nobles trying to, well, overthrow the king.

Shanghai Trader is technically pre-revolution, apart from the end conditions.

I've never played Putsch (it's on my wishlist) but it sounds like what you're looking for.

Class Struggle is more of an amusing cultural artifact than a good game sadly.

Chez Guevara. Sorry. I'll get my coat.

(Most of the ones I can think of are wargames of a sort, which isn't what you're looking for).
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Abiezer Coppe wrote:
Assuming that you want stuff that's at least a bit simulationey rather than the likes of Guillotine:

Down with the King has you all as nobles trying to, well, overthrow the king.

Shanghai Trader is technically pre-revolution, apart from the end conditions.

I've never played Putsch (it's on my wishlist) but it sounds like what you're looking for.

Class Struggle is more of an amusing cultural artifact than a good game sadly.

Chez Guevara. Sorry. I'll get my coat.

(Most of the ones I can think of are wargames of a sort, which isn't what you're looking for).


Depends. I haven't played it but it seems that Cuba Libre qualifies (more than the other COIN games).
 
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Seeing as you like cards, and good-looking ones at that, Pax Pamir might tempt you more than Pax Por. More oriented towards revolt/occupation I guess, but political to the hilt and plenty of theme. I considered Pax Por, but when I saw the Pamir cards, I was sold...

Liberte is on my list as well, I think it looks very interesting.

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skutsch wrote:
Depends. I haven't played it but it seems that Cuba Libre qualifies (more than the other COIN games).


In which case you might want to check out Up Against The Wall, Mother****er! and Battle of Seattle
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Agricola, Master of Britain, a new solitaire game about the Roman pacification of Britain, may scratch your itch.
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Westie wrote:
Agricola, Master of Britain, a new solitaire game about the Roman pacification of Britain, may scratch your itch.

Weird name. You'd think they'd avoid the name of one of the most popular games in hobby gaming.
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Westie wrote:
Wir sind das Volk! might qualify.

Ok, now you've gone and made me spend money.
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skutsch wrote:
Westie wrote:
Agricola, Master of Britain, a new solitaire game about the Roman pacification of Britain, may scratch your itch.

Weird name. You'd think they'd avoid the name of one of the most popular games in hobby gaming.


There's a whole thread here about that choice of name. I didn't subscribe to it, so I can't find it now.
 
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Check out Petrograd 1917.

There is also a lite version (Petrograd Light), which does not have its own game page. You can download it from the game page linked above.

It is a PnP, 17 pages of cards and 2 pages of rules, being based on the Dvorak system.

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I haven't played it, but I've heard some good things about 1989: Dawn of Freedom. Seems like it might be right up your alley.
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Adding to my own list, this game I regret not Kickstarting...

Days of Ire: Budapest 1956
 
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Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 is a 5 player free for all.....
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TedW wrote:
Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648 is a 5 player free for all.....

I thought about that one but it seemed more war gamey. I haven't played it though, that was just an impression.
 
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It is actually more Eurogamey. Close cousin to Dominant Species.
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