Unboxing World’s Fair 1893 Second Edition, Amazon Exclusive board game from Renegade Game Studios

Take a look at what you get in this new edition of World’s Fair 1893, an area majority-based board game themed after the famous Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.

For this new edition of World’s Fair, Renegade Game Studios worked with a historical consultant to add more diversity to the Historical Figures features in the cards.

By making this game an Amazon Exclusive, Renegade was also able to reduce the price point and hopefully get this Mensa Select award-winning game into the hands of more people.

Disclosure: Renegade Game Studios sent me a review copy of this game to check out. No other compensation was provided.

What do you get in the new edition of World’s Fair 1893?

From the publisher:

The World’s Fair of 1893 in Chicago was a spectacular international exhibition that showcased many great achievements in science, technology, culture, and entertainment. In the Mensa Select Award-winning World’s Fair 1893, you can travel back in time and assume the role of the event organizers. You will compete against other players to gain influence and obtain the grandest exhibits to be displayed at the fair.

The World’s Fair was an event that demonstrated what was at the time considered cultural and technological entertainment; however, racism and segregation were an overarching reality and African Americans and Indigenous Americans were excluded. The New edition of World’s Fair 1893 now includes a new group of diverse playable historical figures, including:
* Ida B. Wells
* Frederick Douglass
* Irvine Garland Penn
* Fannie Barrier Williams
* Susan B. Anthony

When our team was working on this new edition, we worked with historical consultant Jade R. Rogers – the founder of The House of Afros, Capes & Curls. You can check out her website at www.jaderrogers.com. The new rulebook includes a historical note she wrote about race at the World’s Fair in 1893.

In 1893, it had been less than 30 years since the abolition of slavery in the United States. Despite the progress of the African Americans, they were not given the opportunity to share their own accomplishments at the World’s Fair. These five new playable historical figures were instrumental in giving African Americans and other disenfranchised groups the chance to highlight their progress and achievements.

There aren’t many companies that take that time to go back to one of their popular games and make it more diverse and inclusive. Representation matters and I appreciate what Renegade has done here with this new edition of World’s Fair 1893.

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