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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 TMP05 Jul 2016 5:49 a.m. PST

Maybe?

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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 https://youtu.be/oJ6PQau6J3A

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

Mr. President, perhaps?

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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.

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cfielitz06 Jul 2016 4:58 p.m. PST

Landslide. Great game.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP16 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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