Played the game the other night. The rules state you must always move forward yet says the maximum # of moves in a game is 45. We counted only 23 possible moves before the President reached the White House.Are we misinterperting the "always forward rule"?
You`re quite right: the figure of 45 rounds should have referred to the extended game. You`re not mistaken or misinterpreting.
I hope that didn`t interfere with your enjoyment of the game.
This year sees the 20th anniversary of the game`s launch. It has been sold all over the world but it is least known in the US - the country for which it was originally designed. (Sadly, it`s looked upon as politically incorrect there - although there are countless novels, many movies, even some plays on the theme and it has been played by such prominent and bright people as Stephen Sondheim, Quentin Tarantino and (believe it or not) Bill Clinton. (Published proof includes letter from Sondheim and report in NY Magazine.) (If you`ve enjoyed STP! do try the Odd-Ball Scenario - which completely changes the game.)
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