The Buy The Vote Board Game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. Buy The Vote is a blind bidding game that has you buying electoral votes in order to become the US President, and in just 15 minutes.
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BUY THE VOTE GAME INFO
|PLAYERS:||2 – 5 Players|
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BUY THE VOTE OVERVIEW
Buy the Vote is a 15 minute blind bidding game where candidates win states by spending the most campaign dollars. Players are presidential candidates running for president with the goal of collecting as many electoral votes as possible. At the end of the game, the player with the most electoral votes becomes the presidential nominee and the player with the second most electoral votes become the running mate; together the presidential nominee and the running mate need 270 electoral votes to win the Presidency!
To campaign for states, players will select states to spend their campaign dollars on behind voting booths, and when ready, all bets are revealed. The player that spends the most campaign dollars the state wins the state’s electoral votes. Once that money is spent, win, tie, or lose; that money is gone. Big advertising networks thank you for your campaign dollars.
The game starts when the 15 minute timer begins, and with every new round, time pressure escalates as more states will be up for grabs. Ties on state cards leaves the state card and creates stacks of state cards for rebid in the next round. Swing states let you steal the last won state from other candidates. And every player gets more money as rounds pass plus bonus money as you win more states.
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BUY THE VOTE REVIEW
7 out of 10
Buy The Vote is a great pure secret bidding game that is set against the backdrop of a satirical take on the US presidential election. Even though the game is simple and plays very specifically in 15 minutes, there is so much gameplay and fun to be had. This is a well-oiled machine with great interaction, design and overall balance. A great example of how to execute a very specific auction game.
BUY THE VOTE HOW TO PLAY
Strategically use your money (in each round’s secret bidding turn) to outbid your opponents. But watch out for the golden swing states cards that can really alter the game! After Round eight (or when time is up), the candidate with the most electoral votes becomes your party’s nominee. If you and the second highest candidate collect 270 or more electoral votes, the two of you become President and Vice President of the United States.
BUY THE VOTE SIMILAR GAMES
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