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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 03:51:18 pm »

I've always wanted to play Diplomacy.

Isn't that a military game?   Tongue



Dunno WHAT to classify it as. It's so wrong as any kind of simulation that I can't tell
what it's meant to represent. I guess the terms 'armies' and 'fleets' might be a clue though.

From what I can tell, its a negotiation game at heart. Which I think would fall into the political category.

But that's the mechanism. I wouldn't say all negotiation based games are about politics.

Think about a price-fixing game.

True. Or even Settlers of Catan.

Does Negotiation mechanism + Military setting = political?
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 07:42:55 pm »

Does Negotiation mechanism + Military setting = political?
Nope. Cataclysm (my design to be published by GMT) is a political game as much as it is a military one, but there's almost no negotiation in it.
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 04:24:21 am »

I haven't played them, but I have heard great things about Founding Fathers, and Die Macher. Isn't Founding Fathers designed by the same guy that did Twilight Struggle?
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 04:43:17 am »

Yeah. FF is okay. It doesn't really do a good job of representing things.
DM disappointed me heavily. It wasn't connected well at all.

I just ordered the OTHER Founding Fathers (by Rick Heli). Have high hopes
for that one, as it's based upon Republic of Rome, but without being military
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 11:14:01 am »

A game I'd like to recommend is Sigismundus Augustus. Basically a heavy worker placement game but very cutthroat. And the theme (Polish in the 15th century) works very well.
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2014, 01:31:37 pm »

Don't laugh, but the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle CCG had a wonderful political system. It shined best in 4-5 player games. There were decks built around politics and controlling the game outside of combat. Political cards could be played that required everyone to vote and certain characters had more votes than others. Combat decks would have to assassinate politicians or they could find themselves shut down.
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2014, 01:33:39 pm »

Don't laugh, but the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle CCG had a wonderful political system. It shined best in 4-5 player games. There were decks built around politics and controlling the game outside of combat. Political cards could be played that required everyone to vote and certain characters had more votes than others. Combat decks would have to assassinate politicians or they could find themselves shut down.

Is this the one that was originally called Jyhad? We have all of the first edition cards of that stored some damned place in the house. Awesome game!
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2014, 01:43:03 pm »

Don't laugh, but the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle CCG had a wonderful political system. It shined best in 4-5 player games. There were decks built around politics and controlling the game outside of combat. Political cards could be played that required everyone to vote and certain characters had more votes than others. Combat decks would have to assassinate politicians or they could find themselves shut down.

Is this the one that was originally called Jyhad? We have all of the first edition cards of that stored some damned place in the house. Awesome game!

Yep, that was it. I forgot they changed the name at some point.

I think it's the best 3+ player CCG out there. And mostly because of the politics.
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2014, 02:32:53 pm »

I remember watching it played. Didn't want to get into another CCG (I was big into M:tG),
but I think I've picked up some Jyhad cards more recently.
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2014, 03:16:06 pm »

I had about 1,000 cards, but I gave them to some neighborhood kids a few years ago.
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2014, 05:53:35 pm »


I think it's the best 3+ player CCG out there. And mostly because of the politics.

That would be Shadowfist, but s/'politics'/'ass-kicking'.
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« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2014, 05:54:39 pm »

Seriously, though, I've heard great things about Jyhad.

Too bad my house is already full of other dead CCGs.
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« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2014, 05:58:24 pm »

Does Tammany Hall have elections?
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« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2014, 06:09:07 pm »

Does Tammany Hall have elections?

Yes. It doesn't feel like much in the way of simulation, but it's a pretty good game.

Watching the population distributions arise is probably my favorite part.
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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2014, 07:17:59 pm »


I think it's the best 3+ player CCG out there. And mostly because of the politics.

That would be Shadowfist, but s/'politics'/'ass-kicking'.

I've never played Shadowfist, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt...
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