Political Games

By this point anyone who reads what I have to say knows that I am a big fan of learning through Video Gaming.  Last week I was asked to give a lecture on Political Goods and State Failure.  After I finished I was talking with my friend who is the Instructor of the class, and we came to the realization that playing any of the Sim-City© or Cid Meier® Games could teach a student the concept far better than we could.

 

In those games you have to have people to control fires, police the streets, provide clean water, ect.  I wish I had thought to mention this during the class, but it only hit me after.  I would have treasured their input.  I did find a website that is not the most respected, but that does agree with me.  The link is below:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20385_5-ways-video-games-are-saving-mankind.html

 

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