Article 27: The United Nations Security Council Game
It''s not easy being a member of the United Nations Security Council, but you were born for the challenge. Your country has chosen you to protect their interests. If that means you have to bend the rules a little bit, well that''s just he cost of justice, right?
Article 27 takes place in the not-too-distant future. You assume the role of one of the permanent members of the Security Council, which means you wield the power of the veto. No proposal can pass when a member uses their veto, so there had better be something in the deal for you!
Each player will take a turn as the leader of the Security Council and try to get a proposal passed. Negotiations can include side-deals, threats, or out-right influence-peddling! But once the gavel comes down it''s time to vote, and the other players might not live up to their end of the deal. (Oh... and yes, it comes with a real wooden stained gavel!)
In the end, the player who has earned the most influence points is the winner...and it''s rarely the most honorable!
Article 27 takes just 6 minutes per player to play, and it does not require any knowledge of politics or the United Nations to enjoy. If you like games of negotiation, you''ll love Article 27!
Article 27 refers to the portion of the United Nations Charter that confers veto power onto the permanent member of the Security Council.
In the not-too-distant future, the U.N. Security Council has seen a change. The permanent members have admitted the nation of Germany, and this has brought many new ideas and debates to the council chambers. The world''s problems continue, and the Security Council must decide how to best address them by holding a series of Proposals.
As one of the delegates of the Security Council, you must attempt to work with other nation''s representatives, but in doing so you must ensure that your country comes away with the most Influence Points at the end of the game. The player with the most Influence will win, and bribes are plentiful if you know how to ask for them!
All the delegates enjoy the power of the Veto. A player who uses a Veto does so at a great cost, but ensures that any Proposal is defeated. As the Secretary General, your job will be to ensure that a Proposal is passed, but that it benefits you the most of all!
This great game of negotiation, intrigue, and back-stabbing contains:
1 Game Board
6 Player Mats
6 Player Screens
108 Influence Point Tokens
36 Player Marker Tokens
30 Issue Drawing Tokens
6 Secret Agenda Tokens
12 Voting Tokens
30 Wooden Issue Discs
1 Sticker Sheet
1 Cloth Bag
1 Sand Timer
...and 1 Wooden Gavel!
Time: 30 mins