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French Revolution: The Game! 4 PACKS OF DIFFERENT PLAYING CARDS: -Peasants = 2,3,4 -Knight = Jack -Nobility = Ace -Clergy = Joker -Royal Family = King.

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1 French Revolution: The Game! 4 PACKS OF DIFFERENT PLAYING CARDS: -Peasants = 2,3,4 -Knight = Jack -Nobility = Ace -Clergy = Joker -Royal Family = King or Queen Poker Chips: RED = Peasant money WHITE = Royal Family, 1 st and 2 nd Estate money GREEN = Soldiers, warfare BLUE = Food BLACK = Natural disaster BLACK AND YELLOW = Army

2 DISTRIBUTION OF CHIPS PEASANTS – 5 RED, 2 BLUE, 2 GREEN KNIGHTS – 3 RED, 2 WHITE, 3 BLUE, 2 GREEN CLERGY – 3 RED, 3 WHITE, 3 BLUE, 1 GREEN NOBILITY – 3 RED, 5 WHITE, 3 BLUE, 1 GREEN ROYAL FAMILY – 15 WHITE, 5 BLUE, 1 BLACK ARMY BLACK ARMY = 1,OOO SOLDIERS REGULAR BLACK = -10 POINTS RED = $1 WHITE = $5

3 1 FEUDALISM HAS DIVIDED THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF FRANCE INTO TWO CLASSES: THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS. THE NUMBERS ARE NOT PROPORTIONAL; THE HAVE NOTS OUTNUMBER THE HAVES 9 to 1. PEASANTS, GIVE 1 RED CHIP TO THE MONARCH AND 1 RED CHIP TO THE NOBLES.

4 2 THE ROYAL BREAKFAST IS SERVED!! NOBLES, PLEASE CUT A LARGE SLICE OF BREAD FROM THE LOAF AND SPREAD NUTELLA ON IT. BOW AS YOU HAND FEED THE MONARCH AT YOUR TABLE, AND GUESS WHAT, PEASANTS: YOU’RE PICKING UP THE TAB! HAHAHA! PEASANTS, PLEASE GIVE THE MONARCH 1 RED CHIP.

5 3 PEASANTS BREAKFAST IS SERVED!!! PEASANTS, ENJOY A SMALL BOWL OF OATMEAL…. ISN’T IT YUMMY WITHOUT ANY BROWN SUGAR, OR BANANAS, OR JAM, OR YOGURT…. BETTER GET USED TO IT!!!!!

6 4 KNIGHTS, IT’S BREAKFAST TIME! ENJOY YOUR OATMEAL WITH A SPRINKLING OF BROWN SUGAR. IT’S NOT MUCH, BUT IT WILL FUEL YOU ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

7 5 CLERGY TIME FOR BREAKFAST! YOU GET A PIECE OF BREAD. THIS DOES NOT SATISFY YOUR HUNGER THOUGH, SO YOU STEAL EGGS FROM A LOCAL PEASANT. ALL PEASANTS, GIVE 1 BLUE CHIP TO THE CLERGY.

8 6 “ETAT C’EST MOI” -I AM THE NATION -KING LOUIS XIV, THE ‘SUN KING’ KING LOUIS XIV DECIDES TO BUILD A NEW PALACE IN HONOUR OF HIMSELF. HE NAMES THE MAGNIFICIENT PALACE, ‘THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES’, AND IT COSTS THE PEASANTS 1 RED CHIP EACH INTO THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

9 7 MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE QUEEN OF FRANCE, FIRES THE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF FINANCES (NAMED A.R. TURGOT) BECAUSE TURGOT WANTED MARIE TO ECONOMIZE. HE ASLO WANTED THE NOBLES TO PAY TAXES. MONARCHS, PAY A FINE OF 3 WHITE CHIPS TO MR. ARNOLD, AND PEASANTS PAY A FINE OF 1 RED CHIP TO THE NOBLES (TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTS OF LACK OF TAX REVENUE FROM NOBILITY ON THE PEASANTS)

10 8 INFLATION ROSE 17% TODAY, AND THE COST OF A LOAF OF BREAD NOW IS THE EQUIVALENT OF AN ENTIRE DAYS’ WORK. BREAD RIOTS ABOUND! PEASANTS - PLEASE KINDLY DONATE 1 RED CHIP TO THE MONARCH, AND GIVE 1 BLUE CHIP TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST. EVERYONE LOSES 1 GREEN CHIP.

11 9 THE BLACK DEATH HAS HIT YOUR VILLAGE – YOU ARE TOO SICK TO WORK. PEASANTS LOSE 1 RED CHIP, AND ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE A BIRTHDAY BETWEEN JANUARY AND APRIL RECEIVE A SHINY BLACK NATURAL DISASTER CHIP!!!!!

12 10 THE KING HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE DUTCH (HOLLAND), AND SERVICE IN THE MILITARY IS MANDATORY. THIS WILL COST THE PEASANTS AND KNIGHTS 1 GREEN CHIP TO THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND THE PEASANTS 1 RED CHIP (TO BE GIVEN TO THE NOBILITY FOR PROFITING FROM OWNING THE STORES THAT MAKE WEAPONS). ROYAL FAMILY: THINGS DON’T GO SO WELL ON THE BATTLEFIELD, LOSE 3 WHITE CHIPS TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST

13 11 THE HARVEST HAS COME AND IT IS ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!! EVERYONE CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY BY HELPING YOURSELF TO 1 WHITE CHIP FROM THE COMMUNITY CHEST. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! DON’T SPEND IT ALL ON APPLE CIDER! AT THIS POINT, HAND OUT CANDY TO THE PEASANTS AS A TREAT…. CAUSE EVEN PEASANTS NEED LOVE!!!!

14 12 YOU’VE SHOT A MAGNIFICENT FOX! BUT YOUR HORSE HAS RUN THROUGH A FIELD AND RUINED ITS CROP NOBILITY GAIN 1 BLUE CHIP FROM EACH PEASANT.

15 13 YOU TALK SMACK ABOUT THE GREAT KING LOUIS XIV IN A TAVERN AND A NOBLEMAN OVERHEARS YOU YOU GO TO JAIL FOR THE WEEK AND LOSE ALL YOUR RED CHIPS TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

16 14 A MYSTERIOUS DISEASE HAS HIT YOUR CATTLE AND HAS KILLED YOUR FAVOURITE COW JOSEPHINE PEASANTS LOSE 1 RED CHIP TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST – AND – ANY PEASANT IN YOUR GROUP WHO HAS AN “A” IN THEIR FIRST NAME GETS A BLACK CHIP!

17 15 IT’S SUNDAY!!! A DAY OF REST…. AFTER A LONG HARD WEEK OF BACK BREAKING LABOUR, IT’S TIME FOR A WELL EARNED BREAK. PEASANTS EARN 1 RED CHIP AND 1 BLUE CHIP FROM THE COMMUNITY CHEST. (IF THERE ISN’T ANYTHING IN THE CHEST…TOUGH LUCK!

18 16 IT’S STILL SUNDAY….. AND DON’T FORGET THE OTHER IMPORTANT SUNDAY RITUAL…. PEASANTS, KINDLY DONATE 1 RED CHIP EACH TO THE CLERGY AS YOUR TITHE.

19 17 THE KING HAS DECLARED WAR YET AGAIN ON THE DUTCH TO COUNTER THE RISE OF CALVINISM. IN ORDER TO DECIDE WHO FIGHTS IN THIS WAR, HAVE A ROCK, PAPER, SCISSOR CONTEST BETWEEN THE KNIGHT AND THE YOUNGEST PEASANT…(WHICH PEASANT WAS BORN LAST?) BEST 2 OUT OF 3 WINS. THE WINNER LOSES 1 GREEN CHIP TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST, BUT RECEIVES 1 WHITE CHIP FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY.

20 18 GRAPES HAVE BEEN HARVESTED!!!! YOUR FAMILY THROWS A PARTY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY… PEASANTS EARN 2 WHITE CHIPS (CAUSE EVEN THE ROYALS CAN’T TAKE AWAY YOUR PERSONAL SENSE OF HAPPINESS!!!)

21 19 THE MERCHANTS WITHIN THE NOBILITY ATTEMPT TO SELL THEIR GOODS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, NEAR THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. ALONG THE WAY, YOU ARE CHARGED 30 SEPARATE TAXES! NOBLES, PLEASE PAY 1 WHITE CHIP TO THE ROYAL FAMILY.

22 20 YOU ARE CAUGHT READING A PROTESTANT TEXT AND ARE ARRESTED. YOUR BROTHER BAILS YOU OUT OF JAIL EVERY MEMBER EXCEPT THE ROYAL FAMILY LOSE 2 RED CHIPS

23 21 A TERRIBLE HAILSTORM HAS RUINED YOUR CROPS THIS SUMMER; YOUR FAMILY WILL HAVE VERY LITTLE FOOD AS A RESULT. PEASANTS LOSE 2 BLUE CHIPS TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST, EVERYONE IN THE GROUP THINK OF A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 AND 50, WHOEVER HAS THE CLOSEST NUMBER TO THE TEACHER GETS A BLACK NATURAL DISASTER CHIP!!!!

24 22 IT HAS BEEN A TERRIBLE WINTER BECAUSE OF ALL THE SNOW; AS A RESULT POTATOES NOW COST 4 TIMES THE AMOUNT THEY USUALLY DO. PEASANTS LOSE 1 RED AND 1 BLUE CHIP TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

25 23 PEASANTS, YOU ARE FACING A DILEMMA. THERE IS RUMOUR THAT OTHER PEASANTS ARE GOING TO STORM THE BASTILLE, A JAIL WHERE MANY REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVISTS ARE BEING HELD AND TORTURED. DO YOU JOIN THE REVOLUTIONARIES AND ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE JAIL, OR DO YOU FIGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE KING? EITHER WAY, IT’S RISKY. FIGHTING AGAINST THE KING IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH; FIGHTING AGAINST THE REVOLUTIONARIES COULD BE EQUALLY RISKY. CHOOSE WISELY. WHEN YOU HAVE DECIDED, PLACE A WAGER OF BLUE COINS ON YOUR DECISION…. (WE WILL THROW 2 DICE FOR THE REVOLUTIONARIES, 1 DIE FOR THE ROYALISTS. IF REVOLUTIONARIES WIN, ALL OF THE MONARCH’S AND NOBLE’S BETS WILL BE DIVIDED EQUALLY AMONGST THE PEASANTS.

26 24 The Revolution has begun!!!! Nobles and Clergy-members: Amalgamate with the Monarch (join forces – combine your food tokens, money tokens and soldier tokens) The Knights have decided to join the Revolutionaries!!! Knights, combine your food tokens, money tokens and soldier tokens with the peasants.

27 25 THERE IS A CLASH BETWEEN REVOLUTIONARY MILITIA MEN AND THE KING’S ARMY. LET’S ROLE THE DICE AND DETERMINE WHO WINS… (4 DICE TO REPRESENT THE REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS, 1 DICE TO REPRESENT THE KING’S ARMY) RESULT = THE KING’S ARMY DFECTS AND JOINS THE SIDE OF THE REVOLUTIONARIES. ROYAL FAMILY LOSES THEIR COVETED ARMY CHIP TO THE PEASANTS

28 26 TRIVIA!!!!

29 27 TRIVIA!!!!!!


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