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Tammany Hall coming from Pandasaurus Games

"The way to have Power, is to take it" - William "Boss" Tweed

http://pandasaurusgames.com/project/tammany-hall/

Tammany Hall is a game of backstabbing, corruption, temporary alliances and taking power at all costs. If you want to rule New York, you are going to need to play the cities growing immigrant populations against one another. Help the immigrant groups who owe you political favors, call in those favors to slander your rivals and win election.

In Tammany Hall, players help immigrants settle in New York, collect political favors from those immigrant groups, send ward bosses into Manhattan to secure votes and slander political opponents. An election is held at the end of every fourth year, and the player who uses his power base best will be elected mayor. The Mayors grip on the city is tenuous at best. After every election, the Mayor must pay off his political rivals by placing them in offices that they can wield to try and take control of the city. Every player is your friend, every player is your enemy.

Tammany Hall was the political machine that dominated New York City politics by organizing the cities immigrant populations. While the organization’s influence spanned from its founding in the 1790’s to its collapse in the 1960’s this game is set during the height of Tammany’s power roughly between 1850 and 1870, the era of Boss Tweed. The game board is based on a map of Lower Manhattan in New York. The actual physical location of Tammany Hall moved several times through its history and one more time for the sake of our game.

Tammany Hall has been called a “Holy Grail” game by many gamers due to its great reputation and extremely limited availability. The game was designed by Doug Eckhart and developed by the talented team at Stratamax Games, with artwork by the exceedingly talented Peter Dennis of Treefrog Games fame. 500 copies of the game have ever been produced, and only a handful of those ever made it to the United States. If you’ve played Tammany Hall you either own it, or are desperate to find a copy. Just look at the insane prices second hand copies are going for online.

Now you can own this masterpiece of gaming without having to spend North of 150 dollars. The game is coming to Kickstarter in the next few weeks, and it’s going to have a few goodies that have never been available before, and will never be available again once the kickstarter ends. We’ll be sharing more information about these items in the next few weeks, but don’t fear. ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a creed around here, and this game certainly ain’t broke. The kickstarter bonuses are going to be limited to component upgrades for the existing great game.

To stay up to date on news surrounding the games release, be sure and sign up for Pandasaurus’ Games newsletter. You will be the first to find out about the kickstarter date, kickstarter bonuses and more. You can sign up for the newsletter here: http://pandasaurusgames.com/contact-us-2/

Tammany Hall. Take Power. Rule New York.

Reviews and Press:

Tammany Hall Review by the Dice Tower
“I loved it so much [...] I bought it right from the designer”
“worthy of the biggest companies out there.”

Tammany Hall Review by Board Game Blogger
“A really great game”
“Really fun, this game just oozes theme”

Board Game Gang Review of Tammany Hall
“Tammany Hall would certainly be on my list of top games of the year”
Opinionated Gamers Review of Tammany Hall
Best of 2010 list

Mathew Sforcina’s Review on 411 Mania
“If you read my Origins recap, you know already that this was my favorite game. I played it every day”

Links:
http://pandasaurusgames.com/project/tammany-hall/

Tammany Hall on BGG

Rulebook:
http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/52186/tammany-hall-english...





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Robert Burke
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Looking forward to seeing this one.
 
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Adam Clark
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Tinyelvis wrote:
Looking forward to seeing this one.


Me too! I really like the style of the artwork quite a bit. My daughter is excited about the rollercoaster game too. When is that coming out?!?
 
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I have to say that ever since The Spiel had this on their list, it's been a game that I would love to get... now that becomes a practical thing, rather than a pipe dream.
 
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