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32. Political Games & Simulations (10)

Game Reviews This month AboveBoard Games has found a few games which let you really become involved in politics -- at least for 30 to 90 minutes. These games run the gamut from involved simulation to mindless amusement, but each is based on the unique way in which Americans choose their leader.
Reinventing America is an on-line interactive game that lets you debate and vote on the hot issues of the day. On-line at Time's Pathfinder site.
President '96 -- an interactive web-based game that shadows the real-world presidential campaign, with "game world" primaries occuring simultaneously with real-world ones. From Crossover Technologies.
Download BUDGET SHADOWS -- A program from the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform that lets you determine the nations' fiscal future. Requires Microsoft Windows and Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows.
Download UNCLE SAM's BUDGET BALANCER. A program that lets you balance the federal budget. Requires an IBM-compatible computer. (Installation instructions). From Banner Blue Software.
US National Debt Clocks, and other National Debt Web Pages includes both online and downloadable debt-tracking programs. From Charlotte's WWWeb--Government Reform Information for the 1990s
The National Budget Simulation lets you attempt to balance the federal budget. From the Center for Community Economic Research at the University of California, Berkeley.
The World's Smallest Political Quiz can be taken on-line. It states that it can help you find your political indentity. From Advocates for Self-Government.
The IEM Presidential Market is a real-money futures market whose payoffs are determined by the outcome of the 1996 Presidential Election. From The University of Iowa -- College of Business Administration.
You are the President. . Every other week we'll present you with a complex political or policy dilemma. Sometimes the dilemma will be drawn directly from issues that President Clinton has had to face. Others will reflect choices that a future President might confront.

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