Just curious. Has anyone hear ever tried playing Election Themed video games?Submitted by BadgerStateDave on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:33
Not too long ago, I stumbled across two different computer games that are based on the simple concept of running for President. The Political Machine and President Forever series of games.
I found both games to be quite enjoyable, so I have the 2008 and 2012 versions for both games.
The Political Machine seems to be the easier of the two, and you can even modify issues to things you think are important, either in addition to or in place of issues already built in the game. A major limitation here is that you only get to have Democrat and Republican Party, and there's no primaries.
The President Forever series don't seem to allow this, however, you can use candidates from outside the major parties, and you do get to play a primary/caucus cycle, instead of just the general election cycle.
I actually have found these two games to have some degree of educational value as well, so I have referenced them as part of the social studies instruction I offer to my son.
Just curious if anyone else has played these two games, or would be interested in trying them out.