The Boardgame of Politics and Economics.
About the Game:
Poleconomy is a successfully marketed boardgame where the dynamic world of politics and business are combined in a novel
and exciting game.
Players take on the role of both politician and tycoon, with the sole objective of building a business empire and
acheiving the pinnacle power as President or Prime Minister.
How players achieve this depends on their own drive and initiative.
Players are both entrepreneure and politician; their strategy is derived from through a combination of business acumen
and political negotiations. Players form governments and opposition parties. They aquire companies bonds and insurance, and
invest in advertising and public relations.
Players need to form alliances and sometimes break them. They need to mount corporate takeover bids and compete in elections
to perpetuate or overturn a government.
This is all to aquire as much wealth and power as possible within the recommended two hours.
Poleconomy demonstrates the causual effects of political decisions on the economy. The President or Prime Minister's
decisions determine the framework in which the economy grows. Should he or she deplete the Treasury beyond a specific
government bond limitation, the games currency becomes worthless and the game is over with no winners.
The value of wealth is clearly demonstrated objectively; if so to be distributed, it must first be created.
An unusual aspect of Poleconomy is that it contains sponsering companies that are intrinsic to the mechanics of the game.
Over 1.5 million games of Poleconomy have been sold , supported by the participation of 350 major corporate sponsers
who have leased advertising space in seperate national versions in Australia (2 editions), New Zealand, South Africa, Canada
and the United Kingdom (2 editions).