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All I want for Christmas is ‘Class Struggle’... the board game
12.04.2012
06:47 am

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Class War
Games

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Marxism
Class Struggle

class struggle
 
I’ve been looking for a full set of the 1978 board game, Class Struggle, for years. While I hear it’s actually really boring to play, the camp value is undeniable. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find one with nothing missing, and we cannot stand for a piecemeal revolution! From the box:

To prepare for life in capitalist America - An educational game for kids from 8 to 80.

This game is a vehicle for instructing students (there is a classroom section in the rules) on why Marxism is superior. The Workers move around a board while trying to survive against the Capitalist who control everything. As the Workers unite they take power from the Capitalist players but if they do not succeed in uniting the Capitalist will win.

Class Struggle reflects the real struggle between the classes in our society.

THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO WIN THE REVOLUTION . . .
ULTIMATELY.

Until then, classes—represented by different players—advance around the board, making and breaking alliances, and picking up strengths and weaknesses that determine the outcome of the elections and general strikes which occur along the way.

 

 
class struggle
A workers’ political party, you say?!?
 
German Class Struggle
An ad for the German version
 
Italisn Class struggle
Italian version of the game, with deceptively kind-looking capitalist / imperialist pig-dog, Jimmy Carter

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