Race to Ratify

4.1
333 reviews
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About this game

Race to Ratify drops you into 1787, where the ink is still drying on the new Constitution. Will it become the law of the land or will it fall into the dustbin of history? The fate of the young nation is in your hands! Dive deep into the heated national debate over the future of a radical new plan for American government. Travel across the 13 states to hear from a diverse and opinionated cast of characters and use what you have learned to influence others through the social media of the time... pamphlets.

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Race to Ratify teaches the big ideas at the core of the ratification debate between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists.

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Learning Objectives: Players will...
-identify the main stances of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists between 1787 and 1789.
-understand the key debates surrounding the ratification of the constitution, including an extended republic, the House of Representatives, the Senate, executive power, the judiciary, and a bill of rights.
-interact with the ideas, perspectives, and arguments that defined the ratification debate.
-explore the many different viewpoints, which spanned geographic regions, populations, and socio-economic class that permeated this historic period.
-identify the building blocks of the proposed Constitution.
-engage with competing ideas in order to form an effective and cohesive set of arguments for, or against, ratification within a state.
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Apr 10, 2019

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4.1
333 reviews
A Google user
March 8, 2019
I love it! This is a very interesting premise. I hope that you can continue to make games like these, where you interact in a certain period of time in American history (one suggestion I have would be the civil war, or simply just another election game but with a different mechanic or premise) But I like all of your apps, so continuing these in the first place is something that I would be glad about
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A Google user
April 2, 2020
It is only a good first time gaming experience. Many things make the player uneasy. The opponent gets many more turns to print his pamphlets. After selecting a person to interview, seldom you can ever get the person who has a balanced point of view to the constitution, adding strong points for you. And, the questions are not the ones which can bring more points to your side. Just fix these issues. The first 2 times I played it was hard to win 1. Anti-Federalists, won 8:5 2.Federalists, won 11:2
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A Google user
July 24, 2019
A great little game! Not much replayability, but the conversation system is great, and the art style and characters really reflect the woodcut style of the time.
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