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Spies of the American Revolution
You’ve made your choice. Let’s see what happens to you!
Elect a Leader
Spy on the British Army to help General George Washington win the war. The people who make it out alive, win!EndFragment
Everything in this game - the identities, choices, maps , and experiences - all are real.StartFragment It all really happened to someone. EndFragment EndFragment
StartFragmentGet into four teamsEndFragment EndFragment
Choose an identity
• Choose an identity and write your name on the line. • Pass around the identity sheet and pen until everyone has an identity. • Share your name and where you are from with your group.
Activate Time Machine
• Team leader chooses a score keeper. • Score keeper writes names on the score sheet. • Make sure the identity number matches the number on the score sheet.
Prepare score sheet
How dice rolls workEndFragment
Welcome to 1775EndFragment
George Washington’s Secret Instructions
Do you have a spy in your midst? A woman gave a coded letter to her old boyfriend and asked him to pass it to a British officer.Suspicious, and loyal to the Patriot cause, the man brought the letter to George Washington instead. When your officers questioned the woman, she admitted that the letter was given to her by Dr. Benjamin Church.EndFragment
You are horrified. Dr. Church is one of your most trusted companions. He's a member of the Sons of Liberty and the Committee of Correspondence for Boston. He's been a delegate to the Massachusetts Provisional Congress and a liason to the Continental Congress. George Washington even made him Chief Physician of the Continential Army. Dr. Church knows all your secrets and plans. He can't have betrayed you...can he? EndFragment EndFragment
StartFragment1.Question Dr. Church.Bring him in to be interrogated. Maybe you can get to the bottom of this. He deserves the chance to defend himself.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentDecipher the letter. Get your best cryptographers working on the letter. If they can decipher it, you’ll know if he’s guilty or not.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentLimit the damage.StartFragment EndFragment Although you searched Dr. Church’s house, you didn’t find any evidence against him. Of course, this might just mean he hid or destroyed everything. Keep using his help, but control the information he sees, just in case.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentArrest him. StartFragment EndFragment Throw him in prison for treason.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragment1.Question Dr. Church.2.Decipher the letter.3.Limit the damage.StartFragment EndFragment 4.Arrest him.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
It is now 1779EndFragment
StartFragment•It is July 1780.•Your French allies are sending a fleet of ships with badly needed troops, weapons, and ammunition.•This could be the turning point of the war.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
Decision: French Fleet
StartFragmentStartFragment•The French fleet is about to land at Newport, Rhode Island.•However, New York and Long Island are a British Army stronghold, with thousands of men.•It’s only 42 nautical miles from the tip of Long Island to Newport.•How will you get the French soldiers safely to land?EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentStartFragmentTry to sneak them in.Maybe you can quietly land the French fleet before anyone notices. After all, communication methods are slow at best. EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentStartFragmentDistract the British with troop movements.StartFragment EndFragment Move some men around. This will keep the British Army busy trying to figure out what you are doing.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentStartFragmentPretend to get ready to attack New York City.StartFragment EndFragment Build ovens, commandeer ships, gather supplies, and leak word about an imminent attack on New York City. If the British generals believe you, they may pull all their men back to the city for defense instead of attacking the French.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
StartFragmentStartFragment1.Try to sneak them in.2.Distract the British with troop movements.StartFragment EndFragment 3.Pretend to get ready to attack New York City.EndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragmentEndFragment
Add up points lost.Subtract from 80.Move your symbol on the score chart.EndFragment
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