Episode 415 - Votes For Women
Release Date: February 20, 2022
Running Time: 180 min
From the Declaration of Sentiments at Seneca Falls, to the protests, rallies, and organized campaigns across the nation, Votes for Women chronicles the 72 year struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
This two-part area control game is driven by sets of multi-use cards dripping with history. Compete or cooperate to explore both sides of this complex conflict. The Suffragists push Congress to pass the 19th amendment and gather support from 36 states to ratify it, while the Opposition uses the power of the status quo to systematically undermine and unravel these efforts over multiple generations.
In playing through this critical struggle, Votes for Women is a palpable reminder that the fight goes on today for a just and tolerant society. There will always be those ready to strip away the rights of others. If we can rehearse how to resist and overcome them in a game, we might be able to take those tabeltop lessons in defeat, and in victory, and see how they apply to the grander game where we are all players every single day.
That’s an awesome accomplishment; most certainly one worthy of our Spiel of Approval!
Listen in for a deep dive into the game and the rich history it embraces, followed by a chat with Tory Brown, the designer of the game!
Tory joins us for a Game Night Grab Bag segment. Her challenge? Bring three games that encourage players to engage with history (especially under appreciated history).
Votes For Women
Designer: Tory Brown
Artist: Brigette Indelicato, Marc Rodrigue
Publisher: Fort Circle Games | BGG Entry
1-4 players 60-90 minutes ages 12+ MSRP $75
Time to teach/learn: 10-15 minutes
Game Night Grab Bag
3 Games That Encourage Players to Engage with History
Tory Brown's Selections
Stonewall Uprising | 1960: Making of the President | Night Witches
Doug and Stephen's Selections
Freedom | 1906: San Francisco | Kolejka
Music credits include:
The Suffrage Flag | sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
Winning the Vote| sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
Let Us All Speak Our Minds| sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be?| sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
Going to the Polls| sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
The March of the Women | by Ethel Smyth | the song
Uncle Sam's Wedding| sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
Give the Ballot to the Mothers| sung by Elizabeth Knight | the song
the 19th Amendment | by Dolly Parton | the song
Sufferin' for Suffrage | by Etta James | the song