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Digital or analog games and activities designed to promote civic engagement and awareness through play

@Stake

@Stake is a multiplayer role-playing game that builds empathy and creativity for small group deliberation. Whether it’s ...

Anti-Monopoly

The "Bust~the~Trust!" Game The basic idea of the game is to end the monopolistic practices of the 3-company-combinations of the game board. The players are Trust-Busting lawyers going about the board slapping lawsuits on the monopolies. The winning trust buster is the one who ends with the largest number of social-credit points when one of the players runs out of money. There are 3 kinds of company combinations on the board: Oligopolies, Trusts and Monopolies, marked by one, two and three "accusation circles" respectively. "Accusing" is done by placing a small, round chip of the same color as your token on such a circle. When all accusation circles of a combination are covered, the monopolistic practices of that combination have been ended. An accusation chip can be bought from the "Budget-Commissioner"; when lending money, he provides a Social-Credit card as an IOU. Variant rules are supplied for a Low-Budget Game and a Trading Game. Anspach fought --and won-- a vicious court battle against Hasbro (and others) over this game. Anti-Monopoly was briefly (1976-1982) published as "Anti" and "Anti-Monopoly II" was published as "Choice" whilst the company was forbidden to use the word "Monopoly". In 1984 after prevailing in court the company used the names "Anti-Monopoly" and "Anti-Monopoly II" for its two games. In 1987, Anti-Monopoly was withdrawn and Anti-Monopoly II was renamed "Anti-Monopoly". The game described here was produced as Anti-Monopoly before 1976 and from 1984 thru 1987. The game produced as Anti-Monopoly after 1987 is a different game, with the same name. Plenty of potential for confusion there, eh?

Block By Block Minecraft participatory planning workshops

Did you know that you can use Minecraft for more than a simple fun? Learn about great Block by Block initiative for community participation in urban design.

Cast Your Vote

Cast Your Vote teaches students how to evaluate what they hear politicians say, and to determine if they think they will keep their word in office.

CityFlag

Civic engagement can take many forms and Cityflag, a mobile phone app that allows citizens to highlight and track local issues, wants to make it just a download away. Along with allowing users to post photos of infrastructure issues, Cityflag incorporates a social media tangent and mapping system where people can share infrastructure and City service […]

Civic Seed

Civic Seed is on online multi-player RGP to prepare college students for community service work that is now an integral ...

Civiclub

Welcome to CiviClub. A community of people who think that being responsible with our society and our environment is not an obligation but a great opportunity.

Community Plan IT

Community PlanIt is an online game platform that fosters deliberation and civic participation in planning processes to e...

Crowdgauge

Gauge the values, priorities, and prefrences of the crowd

cat-icon Des Moines, Iowa, United States

DemGames

An impactful gaming platform that complements assessment tools around civic and voter education principles for youth, focusing on scalability and fun.

Digital Rights Monopoly

Digital Rights Monopoly is a game that reflects core digital rights issues affecting youth in marginalized regions, and offers pathways to build a healthier internet in local communities.

Emerging Citizens

### What is Emerging Citizens? Emerging Citizens is a suite of digital multiplayer games and media literacy curriculum...

Executive Command

Ever wondered how you’d do as President of the United States? Find out with Executive Command!

Games for Change

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational

Get Bad News

A game that puts you in the mindset of propagandists and agents promoting fake news, propaganda and hate-speech to help the user understand how fake news is made and promoted

Hello Syracuse!

The Hello Syracuse! app encourages you to get out and explore the City of Syracuse and your local community.

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March for Our Lives

Join the movement. Sign up to join us on the Road to Change, where we'll be registering people to vote across the country and demanding change to save lives.

NationStates

NationStates is a free nation simulation game. Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals

OmaStad Game

A card game for making suggestions on participatory budgeting

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Onewheel

Get ready to ride the best motorized skateboard when you buy a Onewheel today! Designed and made in California from the highest quality components.

PeoPoli

With voter turnout at record lows, and political illiteracy rampant, PeoPoli is a political parody in the form of a video game designed to teach Canadian Politics through interactive storytelling.

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Power Planets

powerplanets is owned by the science channel. i might be posting a full guide on the game, but for now ask your questions on the comment section and i will g...

Public engagement toolkit

Effective public engagement is not easy to achieve. This roadmap helps organizations get to where they want to go.

Quake Quiz SF

QuakeQuizSF Earthquake awareness quiz, is a fun interactive quiz that provided useful suggestions on what to do in case of an earthquake.

Quandary

Quandary promotes ethical thinking and reasoning through a three-episode story that follows the development of a futuristic space colony on a new planet.

RePresent

RePresent is a law game that provides self-represented parties in Connecticut with foundational advocacy experience.

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Scratch

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

SF Heroes

Worthy a Bootstrap-based, Responsive HTML5 Template

Suffragetto game

Players take on the role of suffragettes trying to occupy the House of Commons, or police officers trying to break up the protest.

The Big Easy Budget Game

An interactive website that asks residents to balance their city budget

cat-icon New Orleans, LA

The Fiscal Ship

The Fiscal Ship is a new non-partisan game that puts you in control of the federal budget

The Revolution of Our Times

An Android game that provided users with an immersive role playing experience of the 2019 Hong Kong protests

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Win the White House

Win the White House teaches students in grades 4-12 about the challenges of running for office by empowering them to create and manage their own presidential campaigns.

World of Fourcraft

What happens when you mix technology with the strategic board game of Risk? For those unfamiliar with the game, the basis is world domination. Players roll dice and place tiny plastic soldiers and […]