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Capstone Games
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Number of Players 2
Playtime 30-60 Min
Suggested Ages 12+
Designer(s) Matthias Cramer
Publisher Capstone Games

Matthias Cramer developed this 2 player game. You will recognize him from Lancaster. Capstone Games entered this era of spinning political scandals and has injected a new way to explore the ultimate Washington scandal: Watergate.

In Watergate, one player is the Nixon administration and tries not to resign before the end of the game while the other player is The Washington Post and tries to show the connections between Nixon and some of his informers.

The game is a historic reference for the Watergate scandal, including historical notes about the incident and details about the game cards, which are based on events from the scandal’s history.

Nixon in his five-and-a-half-years in power pursued five overlapping wars – on the anti-war movement, the media, Democrats, the US justice system and history itself. From the start of his presidency Nixon seeked to undermine anyone who he considered an enemy.

Watergate was a politically driven break in and cover up by the White House. Nixon notoriously went in front of the media and the world at a press conference from Disney World in Florida to declare that he was not a crook. For more than two years Nixon had lied to the country, to his closest aides, and to his own lawyers. Nixon resigned, saying that the scandal over Watergate prevented him from carrying out his duties. Impeachment proceedings against Nixon were dropped after his resignation. Ford said to the Nation that he felt the Nixon family’s situation was “an American tragedy in which we all have played a part”

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