New Game “Votes for Women” Invites Players to Join Suffrage Movement

WASHINGTON, DC —  August 24, 2020 — As the country marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Fort Circle Games is proud to announce the launch of a new board game, Votes For Women, from first-time designer Tory Brown. With an easy set up and play time of about 60 minutes, the game features period artwork as well as the primary source materials audiences have come to expect from Fort Circle Games. View images from the game at 

Votes for Women is a beautifully designed, card-driven strategy game that empowers players to determine the fate of the 19th Amendment by campaigning for its ratification or solidifying opposition. From the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls to the Great War and Pandemic of 1918, players will navigate historic events, critical strategic obstacles, and schisms in the suffrage movement to organize support for ratification state-by-state. 

As designer Tory Brown says, “The story of suffrage has expanded greatly since I learned it in school. The game reflects a holistic view of the many who fought so valiantly for women’s suffrage.” Brown, a progressive strategist and veteran of American social justice movements, continued, “Votes for Women also includes the often-overlooked effort to oppose women’s suffrage and gives proper credit to the women who led organizing against the expansion of political rights for women.”

The Votes for Women Kickstarter campaign launches on August 26th and backers can expect delivery early Spring of 2021. Visit to learn more.


Fort Circle Games was founded in 2017 to develop and publish beautiful board games that are grounded in historical events. Fort Circle games are designed to be approachable and easy to learn for novice gamers and students – but also challenging enough to encourage repeat play by old grognards. Fort Circle Games is proudly based in Washington, DC and is named after the network of fortifications that defended the city during the Civil War.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Bertram
kevin at fortcircle dot com