Posted Saturday, 13-Jun-2015
In board games, voting isn’t always about politics and democracy, it can just be about out-arguing the other players. Voting comes in when players have to make a decision collectively. It can lead to a lot of negotiation, and a lively gaming night.
Every day you must vote for who to lynch as a monster next, as you try to hunt down the werewolves while they try to turn you against each other. A great game for large groups, and perfect for late night play at conventions.
Set in a dystopian future, The Resistance is a game for five to ten players in which you take on the role of members of a revolutionary cell.
The leader selects people to go on missions, and all the players get to vote on those teams. Vote the secret government spies onto the mission and they could ruin everyone’s plans.
A game that uses voting as a mechanic as well as a theme of the game, in which members of the City Council try to become the most popular with the voters.
To do this you have to put proposals forward in meetings with the fellow councillors – the other players – and try to persuade them to back your proposals. If you can get the council to vote for your schemes then you’re in with a chance of winning when the city’s imaginary voters reach the polls.
Take part in one of the world’s most famous votes in Conclave, a game that recreates the debates around the appointment of a new Pope.
Playing a faction of cardinals, you want to get one of your own to the head of the Catholic Church, and that means persuading more cardinals to vote your way. But first you have to work out how to persuade them.
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Czech Games takes on the hack-and-slash RPG, a new Game of Thrones game, and Planet of the Apes gets a miniatures game.
Kingdom Rush, Sarah’s Vision, and the end of a major Kickstarter project – this week on the Board Game News Brief