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In the face of the political instability and financial turmoil of the American Revolution, only one individual always came out on top: Alexander Hamilton. Pit your survival instincts and spending savvy against all the founding fathers (and mothers) in this historic action card game whose simple objective is as old as Ameritocracy itself: get all the money or die trying.
Inside You’ll Find:
-54 Historical Face Cards
-120 Action Cards
-40 Hamilton Cards
-$3,500 Colonial Cash
-Face Card Roster Scroll
Ages 10 +
I’ve never had the opportunity to review a board game so please bear with me as I give my thoughts. My family and I sat down to play this game together. Our player ages ranged from seven to forty—to give an idea on who can play. At first, I was so confused and I wish the rulebook was a bit more detailed. However, after an hour or so of play time, we began to understand the game better. The little ones enjoyed dueling but became frustrated that we had to stop to read the rule book so often.
There are two ways to win this game:
1: Reach $1000 in Colonial money
2: Knock out all of another player’s cards via duels
I feel like there’s a few kinks in this game, once a person is in debtor’s prison, you can’t touch them. They’re immune to duels and Hamilton cards. So, it takes almost having to cripple someone monetarily and via duels to truly win.
This game is enjoyable but you have to persist and get a feel for it. I feel that with an improved rule book this game would better live up to its potential.
I’m going to give this game a 3.5 out of five but as previously stated, an updated rulebook would improve that rating for me.