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Tammany Hall

Tammany hall is an area influence game for 3-5 players, based on corrupt election practices in the classical Tammany Hall era of New York politics.   The game takes place over 16 years, with an election every four years.  Simple rules determine who is allowed to vote in each election, and what ethnic groups can be deployed on demand to influence the outcomes.

One unusual aspect of the game is that collusion among the players is explicitly allowed - but also
that agreements are completely unenforceable.  Just like in real life politics.

Official rules:

Robots:  Adequate; actual playing strength needs to be measured against more human players.

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The back story: 
Tammany Hall languished on my game table for half a year before it finally got played.  Who knows what other gems I have there!


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