Stefan Feld’s take on 19th Century Presidential politics in game form, Revolution of 1828, will be released in April from Renegade Game Studios.

The landmark elections of 1828 were notorious for the smear tactics and negative campaigning by the two contenders, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.  This contentious election is the inspiration for Revolution of 1828, which puts two players in the shoes of the party candidates in the election that would become the foundation of the modern two-party system. 

Using a token-drafting mechanic, players can launch Smear Campaigns to court the populace while pressuring the newspapers to overlook their candidate’s own actions.  They compete for Election tiles that represent the all-important Electors.  The player who can attract the most votes at the end of the game can claim the title of 7th President of the United States and victory.

Revolution of 1828 includes 78 election tiles, 6 figures, 49 vote tokens, 1 game board, 1 linen bag, and historical background notes about the election.  The game is intended for 2 players, ages 12 and up, and takes a little under an hour to play.  MSRP is $30.00.

Next month, Renegade will release a refreshed version of Feld’s 2011 hit Trajan (see “Stefan Feld’s ‘Trajan’ Returns”).