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Just a quick question to those who have played. I own TS and feel it is brilliant. I have never played 1960, but a thought just dawned on me..

Could you play 1960 with a small high school Govt. class over a period of several class periods, taking a few actions every day? Split the class into two groups to play as teams for Kennedy or Nixon.

Thoughts or is the game to heavy to get it down and have the students feel the theme? Any suggestions appreciated.
 
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I think TS works better as a "teaching" game.

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Windopaene wrote:
I think TS works better as a "teaching" game.



How come? I think they would work about equally well (or perhaps equally poorly - they are both fairly complex and I'm not sure how well they could sustain interest over the days/weeks it would take to get through a game).
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I think you could definitely do 1960. It would be a good exercise for the students and the tension may mount as Election Day approaches.
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