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Die Macher

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  • Lead your party to election victory in this new international edition of the political party game DIE MACHER by Karl-Heinz Schmiel and Valley Games Inc.

    Die Macher is a game about 7 sequential regional elections which set the paties up for the final
    National election to decide who will rule in Bonn. As a player, you are the leader of a major
    political party with certain policies that make up your political platform. However, the chances
    of this platform carrying you to victory in all 7 regions are minimal so to succeed you will have
    to decide which regions to focus on. Changing your platform may help to gain votes in one
    region but likely cause you to lose votes in another. As each election date approaches, more
    information is revealed from the polls which show how your party is doing in each region and
    you must react accordingly. Party meetings must be organized, a shadow cabinet put together, media control must be bought, coalitions formed, compromises negotiated and other campaigns sabotaged. The most important tool for all this is money, but cash is very limited and an election campaign is very expensive. Be careful not to spend all your money on one election as you will not have enough to outbid your opponents on the results of a public opinion poll that could be devastating to your campaign!
    Victory points are earned by winning regional elections, having control over the media, having
    a strong party membership and winning the national election. The player with the most
    victory points wins.

    Die Macher takes between 2½ to 3 hours to play and has rules provided for a shorter 1½ to 2
    hour game. Rules are provided in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch. Dragon Trove ID 1395