Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review of We the People Game

Attention Liberals – Do NOT buy this game. You will hate it!

On the other hand, if you’re a conservative or Libertarian, you’ll absolutely love it. We the People plays like any other board game – throw the dice, move around the board, draw a card and do what the card says. The difference is that this game takes a satirical look at our government and liberal policies in particular. For instance, you might land on a Social Justice card like this one: The Federal government sues Microsoft demanding the “bullets” feature be removed from their local tool bar because the word may provoke violence. A compromise is found and the word “bullet” is replaced with the more politically correct term, “happy dot.” All players pay $1,000 for each computer they own (in real life) to buy non-offensive software.

But don’t think that it’s all laughs and no learning. There are five categories of trivia cards including Portraits in Time, Stubborn Facts, We the People, Spoken Identity, and In God We Trust. As you play the game, you’ll learn about America’s spiritual heritage, the Constitution, famous people in America, and historical facts from American history.

As players go around the board, they gain and lose money, as well as stars depending on where they land. Stars are earned by knowing the answers to the trivia cards. The winner is the one who has the most stars at the end of the game. It’s easy to learn to play – no complicated directions.

The game is promoted as being for 3-8 players and for ages 15 - adult. Perhaps some kids younger than 15 could play it, but they probably wouldn’t get the satire.

I don’t think this game is available anywhere but on their website. The price is a huge - $54.99! I thought that was really out of sight, so I checked other trivia games on Trivia Pursuit games range from $17 up to $100 or more. I had no idea! The game is very well made – sturdy box, cards, and game board with lots of bright colors. It’s definitely not made out of cheap materials, so I suppose that justifies the price. (Note from manufacturer: They chose to have it made in America instead of in China; therefore they had to charge a higher price. Support American companies!) 

I definitely got more than a few laughs from playing the game and learned something as well. However, I will warn you. It is controversial; and, if you don’t all have the same political leanings, you might end up in an argument with your friends!

To buy or for more information, see their website.

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