Game Description:The Doonesbury Election Game casts the player in the role of Campaign Manager in a presidential election campaign. The game features detailed statistical models of both current and historical presidential candidates, a supporting cast of hundreds of real-world potential running mates, and a data-rich recreation of the voting landscape. The game was designed to both entertain and provide the player with some stimulating insights into the marketing and management of a contemporary presidential candidate.
The game actually originates in a different series of games -- this is the second release in the series called Power Politics and was developed in collaboration with Garry Trudeau. While The Doonesbury Election Game used the familiar Trudeau characters as campaign staffers, the underling political engine was even more realistic and sophisticated than the original release.