Founding Fathers simulates politics in the first four score and several years of the American Republic – its controversies, wars, and questions Great and small. It begins with George Washington and may end with Lincoln and the Civil War – if the players can control their competitive urges long enough to keep it alive.
Drawing inspiration from the classic The Republic of Rome™, it departs in many directions. Rather than only war events, there are sixty-nine distinct issues from the Bank of the US to the Bill of Rights, the Whiskey Rebellion to the War of 1812 and even some counterfactuals like ending slavery and suffrage for women. The president chooses his cabinet and negotiates with Congress to resolve issues and cultivate his popularity. But each player maintains several statesmen and decisions must have an eye to the future as every four years brings another election to be contested on the growing map of the United States. Featuring fifty statesman it includes every historical major party candidate for president and vice president. Play tends to be quicker, yet the experience deeper as players delve into the actual thorny issues of the greatest Republic on earth.