There's a board game out there called Communist Monopoly developed by a Polish research institute to teach people about life under communism. According to Spiegel.de the game lets the players experience the frustration of trying to obtain necessities in a communist economy. Excerpt:
Just like in the Communist era, players can leverage certain advantages to get what they need. The "colleague in the government" card is the equivalent of the famous "get out of jail free" card in Monopoly. Any player lucky enough to have one of these beauties can secretly find out when the next deliveries will arrive in the shops.
The game gets a rating of 7.09 out of 10 at Boardgamegeek.com.
If Mr. Obama gets reelected it might be time to bring out a new board game: Obama Monopoly. The objective would be to get as much from the government as possible through loans, bailouts, and special favors. The players get a certain number of tokens called "votes," and these votes can increase or decrease as the player advances around the board. A "Special Interest Group" card gives the player certain advantages provided the player has a minimum number of votes. However, a "friend of Obama" card automatically gets concessions from the government regardless of the number of votes the player has. The "Republican" card sends the player back to square one.
Obamanopoly -- coming to a store near you this Christmas!