Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020
Publisher/Brand: GMT Games
Product Code: GMT2223
Mr. President is a solitaire game about governing as the President of the United States in the early 21st century. It's not an election game. It begins after you've been elected. It's about sitting in The Chair and trying to advance your agenda while navigating ongoing crises, political enemies, public opinion, your relations with Congress and the press, and keeping your country secure in a world of rival nations and agendas that just seems to keep blowing up around you. Mr. President is a resource management game, where you never have enough resources to achieve your entire agenda, and the path you take through an always unpredictable storyline rests on the choices you make. Depending on the results of those choices, and on the unfolding of a "different every game" story, you'll either be thinking "POTUS? Piece of Cake!" or "Why was it that I WANTED this job?" many times in each game.
Like the actual Presidents during this period, you'll have an array of allies and resources to help you as you navigate both the corridors of power in the nation's capital and the uncertainties of international relations. These allies and resources will vary from game to game, but you'll always be able to rely on your Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to help you with foreign policy and with the use, where you deem necessary, of the combat power of the U.S. military. You'll also have your Vice President, Chief of Staff, and a bevy of domestic advisors and friends in Congress to help you navigate the many challenges in Congress and domestic life and politics. And you'll always have access to at least one truly exceptional talent (this, too, will vary from game to game), someone who excels in their particular job and is a "force multiplier" for you in their own unique way. How you lead and utilize this mix of talents and experience at your disposal will go a long way toward determining your success or failure during your shot at being Mr. President.
Please note that Mr. President is NOT a "beer and pretzels" surface-level game. This game is intended to be deep and immersive, one that will both frustrate and delight the solitaire player. Playing time is eight to twelve hours (depending on your experience level) to play an entire 4-year term.
Mr. President is also great fun to play with friends. There are no cooperative rules per se, but the game lends itself very well to 2-4 players playing together to forge your way in the world. You can break up your roles to handle different aspects of the game, or just play together for the shared experience and additional ease of play (it cuts down on the "look-up and die-rolling time" to have multiple people involved).
- One 22" x 34" mounted game board
- One 22" x 17" mounted game board
- 180 Cards
- 500+ counters and markers
- Resolute Letter
- Governing Manual
- How to Play Booklet
- Turn Sequence FlipBook
- Scenario Booklet
- Briefing Booklet
- World Charts Booklet
- Domestic Charts Booklet
- Ally and Rogue States Booklet
- Russia/China Peer Booklet
- Six player aid cards
- One ten-sided and one six-sided die