So, we had to cancel the Kickstarter campaign. We’re very grateful for all of our backers and think that there is definitely an audience out there for our political game, but we also learned that we needed to do far more outreach than we had done. In other words, we’re down but not out! Congress: The Board Game will be back at some point.
After a lot of thinking and retooling, we believe we have the fixed mechanics for Congress: The Board Game. We'll still have a few minor tweaks to make but the broad strokes changes are in place now. If you haven't yet played our game, the following may be hard to follow, but here are the bulk of our changes:
So as we're gearing up for a real crowdfunding run we're taking a last look at some of our mechanics. (It seems we've taken several last looks but there's always something to improve!) Something we've noticed as we've expanded our playtesting is that many people complain about certain elements of the game being unbalanaced or unfair. However, when we look at our materials we see that every element of the game is 100% mathematically balanced and that none of the perceived overpowered combinations actually have any effect on who wins the game. In other words, the game is technically fair, but it feels like it isn't.