The Watergate Night Thread

The Watergate Night Thread (March 12, 2021)

In June 1972, five men are arrested in Washington’s Watergate building. What looks like a third-rate burglary attempt on the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee induces journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post to start a thorough investigation. Over the following two years, they discover that the five men were directed from within the White House to spy on political opponents. As a consequence, in 1974 President Richard Nixon resigns from office to avoid impeachment.

Watergate is a 2019 board game from Capstone Games. One player assumes the role of a Journalist, while the other embodies the Nixon Administration—each with a unique set of cards. To win, the Nixon Administration must build up enough momentum to make it to the end of the presidential term, whereas the Journalist must gather enough evidence to connect two informants directly to the President. Of course, the administration will do all in its power to smother any evidence.

Are you a fan of the game? Who do you prefer, Woodward and Bernstein, or Richard Milhous Nixon? And who would have thought back in 1974 that one day people would be playing a board game based on one of the biggest political scandals of the 20th Century?!

You shaggy Peacenicks have some nerve!

Have a great night, everyone!