I'm finally getting this to the table this weekend I hope - planning to watch Frost/Nixon tonight and then some West Wing and then get this to table tomorrow afternoon. I've had it for sometime - so mine is first edition.
I've downloaded the 2nd edition rules and some play aids from here - so I've got the voting numbers on a card for ease or reading etc.
I noticed that apart from the the 'cosmetic' change to the board there are some changes - are they important?
1) Number of cubes - more have been added to the game - is this significant? If i run out of coloured cubes should I replace those on the board with something else (meeples/discs) as a place holder.
2) There are a couple of card clarifications - Tricky Dick and Henry Luce (which I'm ok with as they are really just rules lawyer preventing common sense) but there is one change that may affect gameplay and thats the change to the debate icon on "New Nixon" - how important is this.
I'm playing with my other half and she's really latched onto euros, albeit with a bit of prodding from time to time. She has a real interest in US politics - and really wants to give this a try - but I don't want to make sure that any changes from version to version are as inobtrusive as possible.
Jon we didn't make any changes to the cards that were not included in the FAQ. We were not trying to change cards per se, just clarify intent.