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We’ve Been Playing Shasn – A Political Board Game!

We’ve Been Playing Shasn – A Political Board Game!

SHASN is a multiplayer strategy board game where every player takes on the role of a politician in the midst of a political campaign. With each turn, players must draw a card and take stands on divisive and urgent political issues. These choices will help them gather resources to influence voters or purchase strategic powers. Players can build diverse Ideologies with every policy decision, to best reflect their beliefs and play style. Building a single political ideology will allow them to unlock powers that can help cement their own positions or destabilize opponents. As they progress in the game, players must choose between sticking to their ideals or molding them as per their needs. In a game of trading, coercion, and strategy, players must do whatever it takes to survive and dominate.

We’ve been playing the game over the last few weeks – well, playing as much as we can while trying to maintain safe distances – and the experience has been great! The edition we’re playing is based on Indian politics, and has a wild range of relevant themes and scenarios – vikas, fake news, propaganda, to name a few. Let’s just say that this is a game to be played with friends, and it’s even more fun when you have people with ideologies across the spectrum.

You’ll need 3-5 people to play the game, and an average round takes a couple of hours – more if a fight breaks out in between over differences in opinions – prepare to be called an anti-national at least once! It’s genuinely great fun, and we can’t recommend it enough. Politics has become the main talking point in many living rooms today – so why not throw a board game in the mix!

We’ll have an in-depth review on the site shortly. In the meantime, you can buy Shasn here –

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