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It'd be great political drama, and a subject matter that a lot of people would want to play. Wouldn't it be very easy to adapt 1960 to a 2000 scenario?
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So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?
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wittdooley wrote:
So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?


No...you play for 4 hours and then poll 9 people about whether or not you should flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election.

-MMM
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ralpher wrote:
It'd be great political drama, and a subject matter that a lot of people would want to play. Wouldn't it be very easy to adapt 1960 to a 2000 scenario?


From what I remember, there was brief speculation of a 2000 game; Jaason Matthews wanted to do other things. I would think it'd be easy enough to create a "makeshift alternate game" using Blank White cards, and applying them to the existing board. Of course, the delegates would have to change, nah forget it...
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Good thread!

There was a discussion about a sequel a few months ago:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1963381#1963381

The 1968 election might make a more interesting game.
 
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wittdooley wrote:
So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?


No...you play for 4 hours and then poll 9 people about whether or not you should flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election.

-MMM


Of course, the people polled should be affiliated, if not related, to one of the players!
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Game Knight wrote:
Octavian wrote:
wittdooley wrote:
So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?


No...you play for 4 hours and then poll 9 people about whether or not you should flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election.

-MMM


Of course, the people polled should be affiliated, if not related, to one of the players!


And then have 7 of the 9 agree on the core issue of the unconstitutionality of the recount procedure, but have everyone conveniently forget this and whine about a 5-4 split for the next 8 years!

Oh dang, here I go again debating political issues on BGG. Someone save me from myself.
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roboman wrote:
Game Knight wrote:
Octavian wrote:
wittdooley wrote:
So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?


No...you play for 4 hours and then poll 9 people about whether or not you should flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election.

-MMM


Of course, the people polled should be affiliated, if not related, to one of the players!


And then have 7 of the 9 agree on the core issue of the unconstitutionality of the recount procedure, but have everyone conveniently forget this and whine about a 5-4 split for the next 8 years!

Oh dang, here I go again debating political issues on BGG. Someone save me from myself.


Aw heck, everything turned out so well, why worry about it?
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Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too depressing. soblue
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BrenoK wrote:
Since we're talking about modern day human-caused disasters, why not make a game based on concentration camps?


It's been done. Hopefully no more. See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/11102.
 
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Since we're talking about modern day human-caused disasters, why not make a game based on concentration camps?


Oh yeah...the mishandling of votes in Florida is SO similar to mass genocide...
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No. The mishandling of votes is similar to the Reichstag Fire.

Edit: Actually, 9/11 is akin to the Reichstag Fire.

The mishandling of votes harkens to 1933.

Mr. Godwin, hello.
 
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Octavian wrote:
wittdooley wrote:
So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?


No...you play for 4 hours and then poll 9 people about whether or not you should flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election.

-MMM


No, you play for 4 hours and determine who won; and then the loser demands a recount, which seems only fair, so you determine again that he didn't win; so then he demands another recount, and he goes and gets some friends in the store to come look at the game, and they declare that we can't tell yet who won; so then some other people in the store tell the first people to shut up, and so the game gets put away; and then even though we've determined who won, we get yet more people much later to recount the score another time based on someone's cellphone picture of the board, and they still determine that he didn't win; and then he says he was ripped off for the next eight years even though he wasn't.

More like that.
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I see the sequel thread, and am surprised no one mentioned election 2000. The election was closer than Nixon-JFK and definitely where the political drama is known world wide. The events that influence the election are interesting: how long the Elian Gonzales standoff goes on, Clinton's impeachment, Bush's drunk driving October surprise, and the national guard service issue.

While I'm only mildly interested in repalying 1960, replaying 2000 is very interesting. Using a map with a more current electoral college distribution is also a plus.
 
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Octavian wrote:
wittdooley wrote:
So...what... You play for 4 hours and then flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election?


No...you play for 4 hours and then poll 9 people about whether or not you should flip a coin to determine who wins Florida and the election.

-MMM


No, you play for 4 hours and determine who won; and then the loser demands a recount, which seems only fair, so you determine again that he didn't win; so then he demands another recount, and he goes and gets some friends in the store to come look at the game, and they declare that we can't tell yet who won; so then some other people in the store tell the first people to shut up, and so the game gets put away; and then even though we've determined who won, we get yet more people much later to recount the score another time based on someone's cellphone picture of the board, and they still determine that he didn't win; and then he says he was ripped off for the next eight years even though he wasn't.

More like that.


Exactly! And then the winner gets to take the loser's credit card and rack up ruinous bills on it, lock the loser's kids up in his basement, and steal the loser's car and take it to a hunting event in the desert.
 
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Exactly! And then the winner gets to take the loser's credit card and rack up ruinous bills on it, lock the loser's kids up in his basement, and steal the loser's car and take it to a hunting event in the desert.


But the loser does get to make a documentary making case for why we need to be more "green" and gets to fly around in his private jet promoting it, all while winning an Oscar for being so environmentally conscious.
 
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True. That's *much* worse.
 
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