Can you lie, cheat & steal
SPECIAL FEATURE: Do you have what it takes to become the next
presidential candidate? Can you manipulate your way through the
state primaries and party convention? Are you more honest than
Bill Clinton? Stop by and join your fellow Politicians on Wednesday
morning at 10:00 am to become this year's Candidate. The tournament
will be single elimination with rounds of two hours. Any primaries
not resolved after two hours of play will be added to the Undecided
box and the convention will start. This event usually lasts two
rounds. A field of more than 36 players will require a third
round. The Super Tuesday Optional Rule will be used. This event
is included in the Classics Iron Man tournament standings.
Candidate provides a player with many options in which to
gather the required majority of electoral votes to advance. Will
you campaign in every state or pick your primaries to campaign
while laying groundwork during the small primaries, use your
Favorite Son to win a significant state, or give an opponent
the dreaded 3 vote states. Our past champions have been the ones
who have balanced groundwork and campaigning to position themselves
for the convention. The convention (where the politician with
the lowest vote total is eliminated) has proven to be the deciding
factor in each of the championship games. Only 10% of all the
convention games have been decided before the convention. The
favorites in the tournament have been those who have used the
last few primaries before the convention to position their campaign
cards for the convention. Groundwork and Bandwagons have provided
many game winners with the extra cards required to secure victory.
Be careful of the lure of the large states: California, Florida,
Texas, and New York. These states rarely make it through the
primaries without ending up in the Undecided box.
The GM will be playing in this event and will designate two
players as assistant GM's.