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Games & Simulations for Historians

Hello class, while it is not my day to Blog, I just thought I would share a neat little game my friend showed me. It is Called “Papers Please”. In it you play as a border guard on the border of a communist state that has recently revised its border policies. You must work a full day, deciding who may and who may not enter the country while trying to make enough money to support your family. You have to pay for rent, for food, and for medicine when your family is sick. I just thought that this game really showcases how even the simplest games can be fun and express an idea….

– Alex

Here is a playable browser version of the game, although I recommend downloading the free Alpha from the site and trying that. Warning: It’s super addictive!

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Full Alpha (Downloadable here):

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