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Passing Judgment on Louis Riel

Because I had no idea who this Louis Riel fellow was, the dark silhouette and noose gave me a very different impression of what this game was about.

Apparently the trial of Louis Riel was a landmark case in Canadian history, although I’d be committing perjury if I claimed to have heard about it before playing High Treason. Thank goodness, then, that other than a few card descriptions and notes in the rulebook, High Treason isn’t the sort of game that requires any foreknowledge. More than a history game, it’s a trial simulator, with all the ups, downs, and shocking reveals of a courtroom drama.

Yes, including the ability to shout, “Objection!”

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