51st State sounds somewhat like the card game Illuminati: New World Order and I loved that game. If this keeps the same sort of aesthetic then I am definitely on board for playing. Check out the details from Toy Vault:
Toy Vault, Inc. is pleased to announce the US release of Portal Publishing’s 51st State, the critically acclaimed, post-apocalyptic multi-player card game which debuted at the 2010 Spiel Festival in Essen, Germany should be in stores this March.
Players take control of one of four factions vying for control of the post-war remains of a devastated United States. These factions struggle to build their stockpiles of supplies through conquest, trade, and expansion of their territory, until they achieve the stability to become the 51st State – and provide the foundation of a new society.
Designed by internationally renowned designer Ignacy Trzewiczek, and set in the Neuroshima universe, 51st State features breathtaking artwork and innovative gameplay. Players will have to strategically plan the growth of their faction – Will you use force to gain large, short term benefits? Will you negotiate to gain an ongoing income? Or will you incorporate new locations into your territory? Difficult decisions await the players on every turn.
51st State includes 16 Faction cards, 84 Location and Contact cards, and 198 cardboard tokens, and will be shipping in Spring 2011 with a suggested retail price of $39.99.