Politics is known as "The Game of Power", so merging politics and board games makes a lot of sense. Just as many board games require detailed planning, careful management of resources, and the ability to make decisions quickly – not to mention the ability to "read" your opponents – so too does politics.
One might even make the case that board games are an excellent training ground for aspiring politicians (or vice versa). But regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, you'll find a that these political games to be engrossing, challenging, and perhaps even educational.
Campaign Manager 2008
Have you always wondered what it takes to be elected to a major political position? Campaign Manager 2008 takes you through the high stress job of a campaign manager in one of the largest and most expensive races in recent history. The hotly contested Presidential race of 2008 where Obama and McCain slugged it out to gain the power of a nation, spending 2.4 billion dollars on their efforts to be elected President of the United States. That is a larger figure than the gross domestic product of 32 countries. A modern U.S. presidential campaign is one of the most amazing organizational endeavors undertaken by man.
Corporate America is a political satire game about corporate influence of government. In it, players take the role of corporations, manipulating the population, government, and each other to maximize profits. Players keep their money secret until the end of the game, when the player with the most money wins.
Hail to the Chief Board Game
The board game Hail to the Chief can take the humdrum out of learning all about our nation's presidents, the election process, U.S. history, and geography. The object is to be the first "candidate" to land on the Presidential Seal. Move around the outside of the board answering questions on presidents and the Constitution, as you become a candidate. Then travel from state to state on the campaign trail answering history and geography questions to win electoral votes and become President of the U.S.
Road to the White House
Travel the Road to the White House. Your family and friends will love the chance to outshine this year's Presidential hopefuls and those of years to come. Road to the White House is really three games in one; a "light" version that is quick to learn and play, a version that incorporates positions on issues and the use of dirty tricks, and an advanced version that allows players to develop their own candidates in a complete simulation of a presidential primary campaign.
Run Off: The Game of Presidential Campaigning
Hail to the Chief! Run Off lets you and your family participate in the race for public office. As a presidential candidate, each player earns electoral votes by answering questions. You need to demonstrate your knowledge of the United States, with categories such as Civics, History, and Requirements for Citizenship. Once a candidate earns 275 electoral votes, he or she is elected president and wins the game.
Stratego - Republicans vs. Democrats
The Democrats vs. Republicans Edition of the classic STRATEGO Game is a must have collectible for the politically savvy. This special edition of the classic battlefield strategy of game pits the two rival parties in their ultimate quest for the White House. Liberal Democrats and Conservative Republicans take their campaigns from the bureaucratic arena onto the battlefield in this politically-themed version of the classic game of battlefield strategy.
The People's Choice Presidential Card Game
The People's Choice features personalities, interests, management style, defining moments, and legacy of presidents. Learn unusual and interesting facts about the leaders of our country while enjoying the dynamic of putting "your" president up for election to see if he wins.