Art Murphy
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Hi All,

I have spent a lot of time trying to track down a game that my father loved as a teenager. He tells me that it was a game about running for President and he remembers that you could chose to be a few different candidates.

These candidates included Abe Lincoln, George Wallace Nixon and JFK (that all he can remember).

He told me that it came with 8 1/2 x 11 boards that each had the candidates name listed at the top. It had columns going down with the states listed on far left side. The candidates strengths where listed on the card by state (for example, Wallace had a strong number in the south with JFK showing strong numbers in the north east).

He remembers you could dedicate points and\or influence to try and nab states.

If anyone here could assist me in finding this games name, as it is on my Fathers bucket list before he passes
 
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Brant Benoit
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1960: The Making of the President would be the closest modern equivalent. Its worth a look at least.
 
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Dan Blum
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Closest one I can think of is The Next President. It does not have a sheet for each candidate but it does have sheets like that for groups of candidates. For example, here is the one for pre-1972 candidates (including Lincoln and JFK):



It's a pretty good game, probably the best US election game of the period.
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Art Murphy
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Thank you for all your quick responses!!
I think Mr. Blum nailed it. I just reviewed it with my father and he strongly believes this is the one. Now I need to find one available
 
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brooklynknight wrote:
Thank you for all your quick responses!!
I think Mr. Blum nailed it. I just reviewed it with my father and he strongly believes this is the one. Now I need to find one available


It might well be quite good, with Jim Dunnigan and Phil Orbanes in the design credits.
 
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