Revolution of 1828

John Quincy Adams vs. Andrew Jackson


Presidential election in the US for the 7th president - John Quincy Adams versus Andrew Jackson. This was the first campaign in which the press was involved, and, somehow not surprisingly, with the first smear campaign in the history of elections and election campaigns.

Four rounds comprise three phases: 1. Prepare - you draw three random election tiles for each of six regions on the board. 2. Campaign - you alternate to take unclaimed election tiles from any area of your choice - Delegates, Smear Campaign or Campaign actions - and resolve their effects. Delegates are placed into their Campaign area on your side; a Smear Campaign is a Delegate Joker of your choice in the color of the respective state area. Each of the seven types of Campaign Actions is usually resolved immediately, some of them later, and are placed - after they were resolved - into your personal campaign area. 3. Count votes: Majorities of Campaign tiles in your own Campaign area gives you three votes; the majority of delegates in a state area gives you one vote; if you are represented alone in a state area, you score two votes and in case of a tie in delegates, no votes are scored for that area. If you hold the Elector of the state, you get an additional vote. Then all tiles but the Smear Campaign tiles are removed - if you then hold the Editor, you must give a vote to your opponent for each Smear Campaign on your side. After four rounds, you win with most votes.

Abstract despite the topic, but a clever game with thinking ahead over several moves - an attractive, well-working game for two with unexpected solid depths.


Players: 2

Age: 12+

Time: 60+

Designer: Stefan Feld

Artist: Alexander Jung, Atelier198

Price: ca. 22 Euro

Publisher: Frosted Games / Pegasus Spiele 2019


Genre: Politics, conflicts, assignment

Users: For experts

Special: 2 players

Version: de

Rules: de en es

In-game text: no



Monochromatic graphics

Very good rules

Abstract despite topic

(c) Image daloester, BGG


Compares to:

Political two-faction simulations


Other editions:

Arrakis Games (es), Renegade Game Studios (en)


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 2

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0