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Argument Wars (2016) is an adventure game where you play a lawyer in a U.S. Supreme Court. It's a card game that recreates constitutional arguments behind some important historical cases.

Play involves you choosing which side to argue for and then developing a position using some of the same arguments that were actually made. You then have four rounds to convince the justices of their side. Support cards build the heart and impact of your case. Action cards then offer strategic elements and you can use Object cards to call out mistakes by opponents.

The result is a finely balanced deck-building game that also teaches players about the process of law and justice. The simple to read cards enable you to create a unique case for each defendant or prosecutor. In the end, the player with the most points is declared the winner. The game then describes what actually happened in that historic case, and students can see a certificate that summarizes their gameplay.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Argument Wars 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 23 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Argument Wars

Web Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/09/2016, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Web and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cards

Developer: i Civics (@iCivics)


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