Sunday, April 18, 2010

First Play of Washington's War

Yesterday, I got to play my first game of Washington's War, the reissue Avalon Hill's We the People (the original Card-Driven Wargame which spawned an entire genre). It took us about 2.5 hours for our first game. I hadn't reviewed the rules beforehand, but I remembered enough We the People mechanics that I could stumble through it. I had a great time and want to play it again.

The game could really use some better charts. The combat system is well described, but the rules for placing and flipping PC markers could be better summarized. Sounds like a project...

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite games. Once someone explained the PC markers are similar to "go", and the open space at the end is so an influence doesn't get surrounded by influence. If a loyalist is surrounded by patriots, the patriot influence will push into his territory.
    The game has a great combination of the feel of twilight struggle, the events, and the battle system. An amazing game :) There are some great files on the geek that help streamline gameplay.