The Primary is a light, election-themed game where each player is a candidate during a United States presidential primary election. Over the course of the game, players campaign across the country – gaining influence, running advertisements, lobbying to Super PACs, and more – all in the hopes of winning the most delegates. Simultaneous action, area control, and action programming mechanics keep each round exciting until the very end! We hope to launch The Primary on Kickstarter in 2017.

Designer Diary

Check out our Designer Diary series for updates as we work through the game design process.


Want to get a better feel for the game? Download the rulebook here.


Hear what people are already saying about The Primary:

“As it is, it’s phenomenal” – Aaron White, Tabletop Flix

“The solo mode is really good” – Patick Edwards, BGG username patrickwyeneedwards

“I’ll tell you, if this game existed on the shelves right now as it is, I would have bought it immediately after playing it – it’s that dadgum good” – Aaron White, Tabletop Flix


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A big thanks to all our playtesters: Abby Schultz, Lynn Wilson, John Hertz, Betsy Shanks, Brad Shanks, Kate and Dallas Martin, Rob and Sarah Buchanan, Brett Lindeman, Dan Cunningham (of Iron Kitten Games), Keith Matejka (of Thunderworks Games), Andrew Hanson, Brad and Danni Lang, Fiona Zimmer, Ethan Brown, Kastan Molstad, Michael Petrella, Scott Leibbrandt, Alex Houghton, Sara Schorse, Esther Schorse, Steve Kaftanski, Joe and Debby Quock, Eric Miller, Kirk Dennison (of PieceKeeper Games), Ally and Kyle Armstrong, Michael Treiman, Steven Dast, Brian Virgilio, Charles Shea, Pat and Nancy Schultz, Chris Weed, Darren Hsu, John Licht, Jeff Richards, George Young, Patrick Edwards, Aaron White (of Tabletop Flix), Nathaniel Schleif, Patrick Monari, Jonathan Meyer, JT Smith (of The Game Crafter), Will Hargrave, Liz and Robert Richardson, Scott Starkey, Amul Kumar, Matthew Duhan (of Gozer Games), Mark Wynn, Adeheid Zimmerman, Eric Jome, Ben Rosset, Kaidong Lin, Scott Nussbaum, Rod Currie, Steve Christensen, John and Sara Bacon, Laura Quock, and more to come!