Votes for Women – Expand Learning and Celebration of Women’s History

Why limit celebrating the major milestones in women’s history to just the month of March? With Votes for Women, you have the perfect opportunity to relive the fight for ratification of the 19th amendment any time, all year long! Votes for Women asks players to take on the role of the suffrage movement (or the opposition). In the game, you will work to get enough states in your corner to amend the Constitution and expand the right to vote (or stop it from happening)! Will Tennessee’s native son, Harry Burn, once again be the final vote secure the amendment’s passage or will the game play out differently? It’s up to you and your strategies!

Box cover of Votes for Women board game with the subtitle "Join the American Women's Suffrage Movement 1848-1920"

Here’s more about Votes for Women from the publisher, Fort Circle Games:

From a small gathering in Seneca Falls, New York to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Women’s Suffrage Movement waged a seventy year battle to secure the most fundamental right of citizenship for half of the American population. While the 19th Amendment by no means guaranteed every woman access to the ballot, it stands as a testament to the power of movements and the brilliant determination of its members. The story of how suffragists won Votes for Women has never been more relevant given the resurgent movement politics of today. 

Votes for Women captures and celebrates the struggle by inviting players to join the suffrage movement, organize support, and campaign for victory across the 48 states that were called to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1919-1920. The card-driven game can be played cooperatively, competitively, or in solitaire mode, and in each version players must navigate the historic events, movement schisms, and political challenges of the era to win. The board is simple to set up and the artwork is inspired by the classic designs used by suffragists themselves.

– From Fort Circle Games website

Players can choose to play Votes for Women competitively with one player representing the suffrage movement the other playing the opposition or cooperatively (or solo) by playing against the “oppobot” described in the games rulebook. The game features a card driven play style similar to games like Twilight Struggle and 1960: the Making of the President. Each of the over 100 cards in the game features historical figures and events from the suffrage movement that creates an opportunity for learning more about the historical period while playing the game.

You can purchase Votes for Women at the cafe or in our retail store in Hillsboro Village today!