Deal or Duel

A fun game for any history buff! The game pits gamers against survival and budgeting in this fun historic card game.

In the face of the political instability and financial turmoil of the American Revolution, only one individual always came out on top: Alexander Hamilton. Pit your survival instincts and spending savvy against all the founding fathers (and mothers) in this historic action card game whose simple objective is as old as Ameritocracy itself: get all the money or die trying.

Inside You’ll Find:
-54 Historical Face Cards
-120 Action Cards
-40 Hamilton Cards
-$3,500 Colonial Cash
-Face Card Roster Scroll
-Playing Mat

2-6 players
Ages 10 +



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I was really curious to check this out because I have never reviewed a game before as I normally do books and graphic novels. Hamilton rage had taken over the country at one point before anything to do with early American history became taboo so before this game gets pulled for offending the nation I wanted to check it out for myself.

It’s definitely a fun and interesting way to learn about America and the people that were involved in its foundation. I can also see where the ‘selling’ people to debtor’s prison is going to cause some huge triggering so if you get offended by history I would steer clear of this game.

We played this with 2 people and it worked but I think it would be fun with more. It was confusing at first and took us a while to get a hang of what we were supposed to do. The real fun was reading the cards to learn about the various people and events but of course getting to duel with your opponent has its own share of fun.

The only BIG problem I had was with a part of the game where you could ‘sell’ your people to the Debtor’s Prison and even though it was counterintuitive and ended up costing me the game I just could never bring myself to do it.

There are 2 different ways to win the game so you can decide which way you want to go. You win by either knocking other players out of the game by taking away all their cards (people) through Duels and Debtors Prison or keep earning funds until you hit a $1000 by winning people through Duels, selling them to Debtors Prison or using the different card categories to fleece the other players.

We were drinking Not Your Father’s Rootbeer while playing so we ended up having a great time – not that I’m encouraging anyone to drink alcohol or implying you must drink in order to have a good time but the combo made for a good night!

Me playing

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