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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2016 5:34 a.m. PST

The various candidates would go from state to state, collecting electoral votes. No ideology to speak of. Random events of course.

I don't know who made it but vaguely remember enjoying it.

Based on various timelines in my life I know I played it in the 80s.

Anybody know what game it may have been? The electoral vote collection was key.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Jul 2016 5:49 a.m. PST



Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jul 2016 6:02 a.m. PST

Not an Avalon Hill or 3W bookshelf game, was it?

Landslide? link

Personal logo Ooh Rah Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2016 6:35 a.m. PST

Mr. President, perhaps?


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2016 7:09 a.m. PST

I think Dom got it. It looks sort of familiar.

jdpintex05 Jul 2016 4:24 p.m. PST

I remember something similar from the 70s. It had a square bored and you got states via some I remembered mechanism and the electoral votes were on cards. NY, TX, CA were the winning cards.

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member06 Jul 2016 5:03 a.m. PST

Agree with Dom. Likely Campaign Trail. The last copy I saw for sale was tagged $80.00 USD

Personal logo Ooh Rah Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2016 9:29 a.m. PST

Check out the market at Board Game Geek. No copies are available now, but a copy sold less than a month ago for $12.50 USD. Highest price was $39.95 USD in April.


cfielitz06 Jul 2016 4:58 p.m. PST

Landslide. Great game.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Dec 2016 12:51 a.m. PST

I had a copy of Landslide for decades! Played it quite a bit, too. Not a bad beer and pretzels game in its day.

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