is a fun and educational game for adults and children ages 8 and
up. Players experience and learn about the law in a fun way as
they make their way through law school, past the bar exam and into
their own law practice and the courtroom. It's a game for the
whole family, and friends too!
The game includes the following:
- Game Board
- 3 sets of cards: LAWSUIT!™, APPEAL and SETTLEMENT
- Playing money ($250, $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000)
- 6 playing pieces
- 1 die
National Constitution Center
The board is divided into 62 spaces. Players proceed through law school; the nitty gritty of running a law practice (hiring a secretary, paying office rent); and the ups and downs of bringing a case (preparing papers for court, going to trial). Players also land on LAWSUIT!™ spaces, where they are directed to pick LAWSUIT!™ cards describing all sorts of whimsical (and family-friendly!) case scenarios.
When a LAWSUIT!™
card is chosen, a player must decide whether to accept the result
or appeal it. On an appeal, a player may double or even triple his
award -- or lose some or even all of it!
Instead of advancing when it's
their turn, players may also choose to settle a case by drawing a
SETTLEMENT card. Like appealing, settling a case can result in
gaining -- or losing -- part or all of one's recovery.
Players may also double the stakes
by "buying in" to a partnership. All awards "and
costs" are doubled for partners. Whether or not to become a
partner is therefore a key strategic decision, and adds to the
suspense and intrigue, as everyone wonders whether it will pay to
have become one.