MAPMAKER: THE GERRYMANDERING GAME.

Author:Boehm, Eric
 
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What if politics were a strategic, underhanded, zero-sum game that was actually kind of fun? Welcome to Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game.

Developed by Lafair Family Games and funded via Kickstarter, the board game is supposed to simulate the cutthroat stakes of the once-per-decade reapportionment process in which states redraw their congressional districts. In June, the Supreme Court ended a yearslong constitutionality debate by deciding that "gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts." So now it's your turn to try. Four players pick their parties--Elephants, Donkeys, Leaves, or Porcupines--and take turns drawing segments of a congressional district border that must include at least four of the 73 "counties" on the board.

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