Thank you to our friend, Bill, at Moody and Associates, for hooking this mom up with a board game for families with older children. I was given the opportunity to review the board game, Agenda, free of charge for my honest review. All thoughts and statements herein are my own.
"Test Your Savvy in this Game of Cunning and Wisdom About All Things Politics" (Agenda)
I am a packaging freak. I love the inside of a game box almost as much as I love the smell of fresh laundry. I love exploring all the game pieces, the cards, and exploring new ways to play as the number of players increases.
I can almost guarantee the inside of this box will never again look this pretty.
The Agenda Game is a small piece of political theater in a box where players can throw their hat into the political ring. But these presidential candidates aren’t competing for electoral votes – they have agendas! The game was designed to tickle the funny bone, and teach something new about people and politics in general, every time you play.
The object of the game is to decide on a number of agenda's on their "planks" and place all of them to win the game. For each plank laid down one must debate or argue their point. After placing the number of planks decided on at the start of the game. Similar to UNO, the player that places their last card must claim their win or continue on until someone else does.
Players choose one of seven political personas (Conservative, Environmentalis
t, Liberal, Moralist, Libertarian, Corporatist or Socialist), each with specific agenda “planks.” Players travel around the pitfall-laden road that is American politics – from scandals to buying off politicians to filibusters – where the object is to win over the public in votes and polls and gather enough money to implement the most agenda planks. Along the way there is political humor, trivia to test political knowledge, and scandals to avoid.
As you can see all the cards in the box, there is one thing missing... the game sheets that can only be used once... This is not an error it is intentional. The game comes with a dry erase marker to use and reuse the cards inside... no waste. Additionally, this is not the never ending board games that are traditionally played... the approximate length of the game is 60-120 minutes.
I don't know about you, but in most circles talking politics is not pretty, but this game makes it fun. It is also educational for those that are on the younger end of playing. As I always say, "A day without learning is a day wasted"
Special thanks to Bill for introducing this game to me. If you are looking for a game that can liven up a dinner party or just to educate your children on the importance of politics this is a pretty awesome game.
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