Playing Politics: The Nightmare Continues
by Michael Laver
This book is a rare little gem that deserves wider exposure in the game-design community. Written by a Professor of Politics, its aim is to teach readers the forces that drive the political process. Prof. Laver has cleverly distilled a number of common political scenarios into a dozen small games. The rules to each game are simple, but the dynamics that they unleash are subtle and complex, including electioneering, coalition negotiation, bribery, backstabbing and more.