Mango Republic is a new, humorous, political board game that’s looking for funding over on Kickstarter.
From the campaign:
Mango Republic is a self-published tabletop game I originally started working on in 2006. I was living in Cambodia then and the country was — as it has been for decades — on the brink of madness. At the same time, the paragon of democracy that was Thailand flopped from one crisis to another, flirting with crippling populist protests, a military coup and bitter political infighting. And next door was Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia … basically an endless buffet of bizarre governmental shenanigans.
Instead of writing another column (I’ve got plenty of those), I decided to make a game of it. This would be a tabletop game that would poke fun at ridiculous political antics, allow players to imitate the over-the-top egos of the region’s leaders, and play at a simplistic form of representative democracy. Also, it would be fun.
Because crushing your political enemies is fun. At least the leaders of a great many countries seem to think so.